Injuries & Roster Moves: Hudson progressing

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Keep track of the Nationals’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.


June 22: RHP activated from 10-day injured list
Scherzer returned to the mound Tuesday after missing his last turn through the rotation with a groin injury. The issue first came up during his June 11 start against the Giants, when he departed after only 12 pitches due to discomfort.

June 22: RHP placed on 10-day IL
Finnegan was placed on the IL on Tuesday due to a left hamstring strain. The righty last pitched on Sunday, tossing a scoreless inning of relief against the Mets.


10-day IL

RHP (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return: TBD
After experiencing discomfort and range-of-motion issues in his right elbow, an MRI revealed inflammation in his triceps area, but no structural damage. Hudson played catch without any issues on June 22, and manager Dave Martinez said the plan is to continue ramping him back up in the coming days. (Last updated: June 23)

RHP (left hamstring strain)
Expected return:
Manager Dave Martinez said that Finnegan sustained a hamstring injury on the final pitch of his June 20 outing against the Mets. The right-hander will rest for a few days while getting treatment, then he'll test out his hamstring and be reevaluated. Martinez believes Finnegan avoided a significant injury and the skipper is hopeful that "it won't take him long to come back." (Last updated: June 22)

OF (right oblique strain)
Expected return:
While pinch-hitting, the outfielder experienced some tightness, which an MRI revealed was a right oblique strain. Manager Dave Martinez said the team will reevaluate Stevenson’s progress after 10 days. (Last updated: June 18)

RHP (neck strain)
Expected return:
Strasburg played light catch in the outfield at 75 feet prior to Friday’s game. It marked his second time playing catch, the first prior to Wednesday’s game. He will continue to see a specialist to confirm that the inflammation in his neck goes down before beginning baseball activity. (Last updated: June 18)

60-day IL

RHP Will Harris (thoracic outlet syndrome)
Expected return:
Potentially out for 2021

Harris was transferred to the 60-day IL on Saturday. He underwent surgery on June 4 to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome, which is causing right hand inflammation. Harris has been at Nationals Park to receive treatment.

“He said he feels great. He can’t wait to be back on the mound helping us win,” manager Dave Martinez said on Friday, adding, “It’s going to be quite some time.” (Last updated: June 12)