Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is battling an illness and was scratched from Wednesday’s start as a result. However, he’s ready to make his return to the mound. 

Continue for updates.

Strasburg Starts vs. Braves

Thursday, April 14

After being scratched from Wednesday’s start, Strasburg was back on the mound on Thursday against Atlanta, per Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington. 

Injury-Plagued Strasburg Looks to Bounce Back from Tough 2015 

Strasburg’s career has been defined as much by his injuries as it has been for his pitching. The 27-year-old missed virtually all of the 2011 season recovering from Tommy John surgery and was handled very carefully by the Nationals for the next two years.

In 2014, Strasburg appeared to be putting all of his skills together. The former No. 1 overall pick made a career-high 34 starts, covering 215 innings with a 3.14 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and tied for the National League lead with 242 strikeouts.

All the good vibes came crashing down on Strasburg in 2015, as he had a 5.16 ERA in the first half and spent one month from July to August on the disabled list with a strained oblique. He did end the season strong with a 1.90 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 66.1 innings after the All-Star break.


Stats per Baseball-Reference.com.

Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com