Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters that it is unlikely Stephen Strasburg will pitch in the National League Division Series.
Strasburg suffered a strained flexor mass in his right elbow on Sept. 7 and has not pitched in a game since. An MRI did not show any ligament damage.
He played catch at Turner Field on Sept. 17.
Strasburg has a 15–4 record and 3.60 ERA on the year.
The Nationals have also lost catcher Wilson Ramos for the postseason, as he sustained a torn ACL that will require surgery.
Game 1 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers will be held on Oct. 7.