It’s over.

ESPN and, citing sources, simultaneously reported the retirement of Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, 35, on Friday.

In his 13-year major league career, Strasburg appeared in 247 games, compiling a 113-62 record with a 3.24 ERA. In 1,470 innings pitched, he has 394 walks and 1,723 strikeouts.

Strasburg became a free agent after winning the 2019 World Series MVP and signed a seven-year, $245 million contract extension with the Washington Nationals. However, in the first three seasons of his contract, he pitched just 31.1 innings due to neck and shoulder injuries and earned $35 million in salary. He is scheduled to pitch for the last time on June 10, 2022.

He’s the leader in free agency. But because he led Washington to the World Series for the first time since its inception, and because he’s white, the criticism was deflected. This is where racism in the United States comes into play. Minorities get a lot of flack for this. Contrast that with Chan Ho Park, the ‘Korean Express’.

Strasburg also has ties to South Korea. He was a member of Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when the South Korean men’s ball team won its first and last gold medal. He was a member of Team USA out of San Diego State University.카지노사이트

He was selected by Washington with the first overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. His agent, Scott Boras, negotiated a $15.1 million signing bonus. It was the highest ever.

The college and Olympic standout made his major league debut on June 9, 2010, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk in seven innings.

He led the team to a WS pennant in 2019 and set National League records for wins (18) and innings pitched (209). Before hitting free agency in 2019, he won 10 or more games seven times, including six straight years of double-digit wins.

He had a fastball that touched 100 mph (161 km/h) and a changeup. He has excellent command of his pitches, posting a career strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.37. An excellent pitcher who would have remained in the MLB’s top tier if not for the injury trap.

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