Stephen Strasburg

August 27, 2010 by staff 

Stephen Strasburg, The national televisionanlyst and former major league reliever Rob Dibble will have two days off following their criticism of the injured Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (notes), according to The Sun of Baltimore.

Speaking on Sirius XM Radio on Monday, Dibble said, “You can not have the cavalry come and save your ass every time you feel a little stiff shoulder, elbow pain.”

Strasbourg spent time on the disabled list earlier this month due to shoulder stiffness and landed on the disabled list again this week because of a sore forearm.

An MRI on the forearm Strasbourg earlier this week revealed a strained flexor tendon. Scheduled for follow-up MRI exam today, although there is speculation that the season will close no matter what the MRI shows.

MASNA spokesman Todd Webster Dibble said the newspaper was “taking a few days off.” Dibble said Webster requested the time off, but declined to comment on whether it was due to criticism of Dibble The rookie right-hander.

Strasburg struck out 14 batters in his major league debut in June, is 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 12 starts (68 innings) this season.

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