Stephen Strasburg to Be Placed on 10-Day DL with Nerve Injury

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 27, 2017

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 23:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 23, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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The Washington Nationals placed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of nerve impingement, according to MASN's Mark Zuckerman.

Strasburg, whose DL stint is backdated, exited his last start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday after two innings because of the discomfort. But according to the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo and Chelsea Janes, the impingement has already been "alleviated."

Erick Fedde will be called up by the Nationals and start Saturday against the Colorado Rockies to make his major league debut.

Fedde, 24, is the top-ranked pitcher in the Nationals' farm system.

During a 2017 season that's been split between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse, the 2014 first-round pick has gone 4-4 with a 3.96 ERA, 1.190 WHIP and 3.29 strikeout-to-walk rate. The right-hander has also recorded eight strikeouts per nine innings through 11 starts.

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