Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a Grade 1 lat strain according to a team trainer Lee Kuntz. Previously it was reported that Strasburg had a strained oblique.
#Nats head trainer Lee Kuntz clarifies that MRI of Stephen Strasburg showed a Grade 1 strain of R lat muscle. Doesn’t change outlook or…
— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) June 2, 2013
The Nationals have classified Strasburg’s strain as a Grade 1 which bodes well for his chances to pitch next Saturday. Washington could choose to place him on the 15-day disabled list if Strasburg is unable to pitch against the Twins.
On the season Strasburg has a 2.54 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. In Strasburg’s four starts before Friday night the Nationals right hander had compiled a 0.96 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP.