Oct 13 (The Sports Xchange) - The Washington Nationals won't have right-hander Stephen Strasburg available if they advance to the National League Championship Series, according to manager Dusty Baker.
Strasburg suffered a setback in Monday's bullpen session and his return this season remains uncertain.
Kluber was 18-9 this season. He also started Game 2 of the ALDS against David Price and pitched seven shutout innings after being slowed late in the season by a quadriceps injury.
San Diego Padres right-hander Tyson Ross was scheduled to have surgery on Thursday to address thoracic outlet syndrome and is expected to require four to six months to recover, manager Andy Green told reporters.
The timetable could prevent Ross from being ready to pitch at the start of the 2017 season.
New York Mets manager Terry Collins will be back for the 2017 season, but he said it could be the final one of his career.
Collins said he will make a decision after the 2017 season based on his health and overall physical feeling.
Collins is the oldest manager in baseball at age 67. He was hospitalized during a road stop in Milwaukee in June and said the overall effects of traveling are wearing him down. (Editing by Frank Pingue)