Washington Nationals’ right-hander Stephen Strasburg (35), who was called the ‘monster pitcher’, leaves the ground after failing to return from injury.메이저사이트
The Associated Press quoted sources on the 25th (Korean time) and said, “Strasburg has decided to retire.” Strasburg will explain the background of his retirement through a press conference on the 10th of next month.
Strasburg, who was evaluated as an all-time talent while attending San Diego State University, entered the Major League (MLB) in 2009 with high expectations. He was selected by Washington with the first overall pick in the first round of the rookie draft.
Strasburg, who debuted in the big leagues in 2010, played an active role with an average ERA of 2.91 with 5 wins and 3 losses in 12 games. Since then, he has been on a winning streak, accumulating double-digit multipliers for six consecutive years from the 2014 season to the 2019 season.
In particular, in the 2019 season, he participated in 33 games (209 innings) and recorded a career high with an ERA of 3.32 with an ERA of 18 wins and 6 losses. At that time, Washington won the World Series thanks to Strasburg’s performance. Strasburg pitched in two games in the World Series, went 2-2 with an ERA of 2.51, and was named MVP (Most Valuable Player).
After the 2019 season, Washington pursued a long-term contract with Strasburg. He signed a 7-year, $245 million (approximately 325.3 billion won) super-large free agent (FA) contract and continued the company.
However, this contract remained the worst ‘eating and running’ ever. Strasburg started to go down in his first season after signing as a free agent.
In the 2020 season, Strasburg went on the operating table due to carpal tunnel syndrome, a nervous system problem, and withdrew with a poor record of 10.80 ERA and 1 loss. In the 2021 season, he only played 5 games due to shoulder pain, and in the 2022 season, he only played 1 game due to an elbow injury.
Injuries hindered him this season as well, and he has never been on the mound. After suffering from the aftermath of surgery for a nervous system problem, Strasburg eventually decided to take off his uniform.
After signing a long-term contract with Washington in 2019, Strasbus only played in 8 games (31⅓ innings) in 4 seasons and only won 1 game. He has three years left on his contract with Washington after his retirement and will receive all of his remaining salary.