Officially retired pitcher Stephen Strasburg is listed by MLB  

Saturday, Major League Baseball announced the retirement of 2019 World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, who was plagued by injuries.  

This was expected for a long time, but when and how word would spread was unclear. In August, a source told The Associated Press that Strasburg would not pitch again.  

A hard-throwing right-hander, Strasburg, 35, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft and briefly rocketed to stardom, leading the Nationals to their first championship.  

However, he has not pitched since June 9, 2022, his sole start that season, lasting 4⅔ innings before returning to the injured list.  

A rib and two neck muscles were removed for thoracic outlet syndrome, a nerve and blood condition.  

Strasburg has only made 528 major league pitches after signing a $245 million, seven-year contract in December 2019.   

He did not report to spring training in 2023 or 2024.   

Steven Matz and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the winless Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday, their ninth straight loss and the franchise's worst start in 33 years. 

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