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Nats ace Strasburg to undergo surgery, done for season

Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will undergo season-ending surgery to alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome in his right hand, manager Davey Martinez said on Saturday.

The Nationals have officially placed Strasburg on the 60-day injures list, and have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Wil Crowe.

Crowe has been added as the 29th-man for Washington’s doubleheader against the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

Strasburg, 32, made two starts for the Nationals in 2020. He went 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in those two starts.

Crowe, 25, will make his Major League debut as the starter in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader. He is currently rated by MLBPipeline.com as Washington’s No. 5 prospect and by Baseball America as the organization’s No. 6 prospect.

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