‘324.6 billion shattered’ Strasburg eventually retires even with bloody tears rehabilitation, 1G appearance for the last 2 years

Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg (35), considered the worst free agent of all time, decided to take off his uniform.

The Washington Post (WP) said on the 25th (hereinafter Korean time), “Three sources say that Steven Strasburg, who began his career in unprecedented limelight and peaked as the 2019 World Series MVP, is retiring after years of suffering from injuries.” decided’.

The WP added, “The retirement press conference will be held ahead of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park on September 10th.”

Strasburg has pitched 7 games and 31⅓ innings over the past 4 years since signing a 7-year, $245 million (approximately 324.6 billion won) free agent contract in December 2019. During this time, he was placed on the injured list seven times due to problems with his wrists, shoulders, neck, rib cage, and ribs.

His most recent appearance on the mound in the major leagues was an away game against the Miami Marlins at Londippo Park on June 10 last year. At the time, Strasburg went down the mound after sluggish performance, allowing 7 runs with 8 hits and 2 walks in 4⅔ innings. And right after that, he was put on the injured list again with a rib stress response.

He worked hard on his individual training earlier this year with the goal of participating in spring training camp, but had to let go of the ball again due to thoracic outlet syndrome. The decisive event that halted his career was surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in July 2021. After undergoing surgery to remove one rib and two neck musculature, he only pitched in one game in over two years.

Strasburg, who earned an average annual salary of $35 million, is in the fourth season of a seven-year contract. The WP said, “The Nationals didn’t buy injury insurance on Strasburg’s contract.” In other words, it means that ‘raw money’ just went out.

Strasburg, who was drafted with the first overall pick in the first round of the 2009 draft, made his major league debut the following year. He became an ace in his first full-time season in 2012 with 15 wins and 6 losses and an average ERA of 3.16. He suffered several injuries until 2019, but for eight years, except for 2013, he posted double-digit multipliers every year, winning and winning.

In particular, in the World Series against the Houston Astros in 2019, he threw 14⅓ innings in two games, recorded two wins, and an average ERA of 2.51, becoming the series MVP and enjoying his heyday.

Washington decided to catch Strasburg, who had qualified for free agency at the end of the year, and signed the second largest contract ever for a pitcher. Strasburg’s agent is Scott Boras.

He appeared in 247 career games and threw 1470 innings, recording a record of 113 wins and 62 losses, an ERA of 3.24, and 1723 strikeouts. He went 6-2 and posted an earned run average of 1.46 in 9 postseason games, and was also called the ‘Man of Fall Baseball’. However, at the age of 31, he was unable to avoid a series of injuries and left the field.토토사이트

WP said, ‘Ahead of this year’s season, Strasburg built up his body by conducting bullpen pitching several times in Northern Virginia, where he lives, but at the end of January, he notified the club that he would not attend spring training due to poor physical condition. Last April, I visited Washington to see the club’s medical staff, but I did not visit Nationals Park, the home stadium. His locker was untouched. He has given up all his physical activities since the end of April,’ he said.

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