A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
Nationals star Stephen Strasburg is set to pitch in the majors for the first time since June 1, 2021, when he starts against the Marlins in Miami.
Strasburg, who turns 34 next month, has been sidelined for most of the past two seasons. He underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last summer.
The 2019 World Series MVP made three minor league rehab starts in the lead-up to his debut. Washington manager Dave Martinez says he won’t put any limitations on the right-hander.
“We’ll see how far we can take him. We’ll keep a close eye on him,” Martinez said this week.
Strasburg signed a seven-year, $245 million contract to remain with the Nationals after their championship season. He has made seven starts since, going 1-3 with a 5.74 ERA in those games. The three-time All-Star is 113-61 with a 3.21 ERA in his career.
Mike Trout is listed as day to day after the Angels star exited a game because of tightness in his left groin.
The three-time AL MVP was out of the lineup Wednesday night as the Angels lost 1-0 to Boston, extending their losing streak to a franchise-record 14 games.
“Definitely better than it was last night. He’s going to stay inside today, do a lot of treatments on it, and we’re just going to kind of see where that takes us by game time,” Angels athletic trainer Mike Frostad said before the game. “He’s not concerned about it. He’s very upbeat, moving around pretty good, and he’s really been in a good frame of mind.”
No MRI was scheduled, Frostad said.
Trout ended a career-worst 0-for-26 slump Monday. He homered early in the game Tuesday, then grimaced while running out a double.
The outfielder is batting .284 with 14 home runs…