The Nationals will have to begin their playoff quest without Stephen Strasburg as manager Dusty Baker said the right-hander will miss the team's NLDS series against the Dodgers, and perhaps the team's entire postseason run.

"Well you won't see [Strasburg] in the first series, and I don't even know if you'll see him, you know, maybe in the second series," Baker said on the McNabb & Custer on ESPN Radio. "You might see him in the World Series."