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Kyle Schwarber suffers “significant” hamstring strain, puts pause on historic run

And just like that, it’s over.

Washington Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber produced a record shattering month of June, but the former IU slugger is facing an extended absence with a hamstring injury. On Saturday, Nationals manager Dave Martinez told reporters that Schwarber has a “significant” strain and is “going to miss some time.”

Schwarber suffered the injury rounding first base following a single against the Dodgers on Friday night.  Shortly thereafter he was removed from the game and did not return.

This season, Schwarber, whom the Nationals signed to a one-year, $10 million contract this past winter, is batting .253 with 25 home runs in 71 games. Schwarber set a franchise record with 16 home runs in the month of June, and all 16 came in a 20-game span.

On Monday Schwarber homered for the 15th time in 17 days — the shortest time span for a player to hit 15 home runs in MLB history.  He then tied the MLB modern record for the most home runs hit over any 10-game stretch on Tuesday by launching his 12th.

Schwarber was named NL Player of the Month for June.


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