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Nats not rushing Stephen Strasburg

Updated: February 26, 2014, 6:28 PM ET
Associated Press

VIERA, Fla. -- Stephen Strasburg says he's "ready to rock." Even so, the Washington Nationals aren't rushing his spring debut.

Strasburg isn't scheduled to pitch in the Nationals' first two exhibition games. The team hasn't announced when Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez or Doug Fister will make their first appearances this spring.

"It's just kind of the way it stacks up," Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday. "There's no meaning behind it one way or the other. It's how he feels ...

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