The Nationals have placed starter Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with an upper back strain, MASN’s Dan Kolko reports. The move is retroactive to June 16, the day after the right-hander’s most recent start. Strasburg apparently suffered the injury while lifting weights. Strasburg was scratched from last Monday’s start against the Dodgers. The Nationals were hopeful he would be able to made his next scheduled start, which would have been Sunday afternoon against the Brewers. This a tough pill to swallow for the Nationals, who have lost seven games in a row. Strasburg is 10-0 with a 2.90 ERA and a 118/24 K/BB ratio in 93 innings this season. As Kolko notes, the Nationals could send
Sunday was a day of firsts for New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes. Yes, he would be making his 2016 debut for one of the team's minor-league clubs, but he would also have to face the media for the first time since his domestic violence arrest last November. Reyes was arrested and charged after allegedly grabbing his wife by the throat and throwing her into a sliding door.