Washington Nationals former No. 1 draft pick Stephen Strasburg says he felt good after participating in his first spring training workout since undergoing ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow last September.
Strasburg made some light tosses on Thursday and also participated in fielding drills, stretching and other calisthenics with his fellow Nationals' pitchers. Strasburg was sporting a noticeably leaner frame and says he's progressing well since beginning his throwing program on Jan. 31.
He says he "felt really good" in his limited action on Thursday and "will go from there."
Nationals' manager Jim Riggleman says he was pleased to see Strasburg out and that the plan is for him to continue to do light tossing and progress to longer throws slowly.