Nats’ Strasburg: ‘Numbness in my whole hand’ led to surgery

Stephen Strasburg says the nerve issue in his wrist that ended his 2020 season after five innings would get aggravated every time he threw a baseball. The Washington Nationals ace says the numbness would go from his thumb to his whole hand. The problem went away immediately after the 15-minute carpal tunnel surgery he had in August. The 2019 World Series MVP began preparing for this season much earlier than he usually does, starting by doing a light catch on Nov. 1 instead of mid-December, and throwing bullpens early in January instead of late in the month.