Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg to have season-ending neck surgery

PHILADELPHIA -- Stephen Strasburg will undergo season-ending neck surgery. This will end another disappointing year for the Washington Nationals' 2019 World Series hero.After a 27-pitch bullpen session last Wednesday, the three-time All-Star right-hander experienced discomfort and was seen by a specialist on Monday. Strasburg is 1-2 this season with a 4.57 ERA and five starts. Dr. Greg Pearl will operate in Dallas on Wednesday.Manager Dave Martinez stated Tuesday that he was frustrated and down. "Hopefully, after this procedure is over, it's time to move on to the next hurdle: recovering and then getting back into rehab as soon as possible.Strasburg has only made seven starts since his MVP award for Washington's win over Houston in the World Series two years ago because of injuries. His last pitch was June 1.Martinez stated that Strasburg should be available for spring training next year.Martinez stated, "I know how hard he works when he's healthy."