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Stephen Strasburg will undergo neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery to repair the nerve issue that has hurt his neck this summer. The Nationals hope he’ll be ready by spring training next year.— Maria Torres (
) July 27, 2021
So far Stras has been paid $70M of that contract he signed after 2019 and has made 7 starts with a 7.21ERA.
Thoracic Outlet surgery is hard to rebound from. Nats still owe $175M
Somewhat reminiscent of the Phillies and Dykstra after 1993. Giles was so grateful for and awed by Dykstra's '93 season that he lavished that contract on him despite his age and injury history. Likewise, the Lerners were probably similarly swayed after the Nats' 2019 title.