Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg is set to retire, sources briefed on the decision confirmed Thursday, with a formal announcement from the team scheduled for Sept. 9. The Washington Post first reported the news. Here’s what you need to know:
The much-hyped 2009 No. 1 draft pick and 2019 World Series MVP has spent his entire career in Washington.
Strasburg, 35, hasn’t pitched since making one start in June 2022, his first in over a year after undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in 2021.
The Nationals do not have medical insurance for Strasburg’s…