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.