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Nationals Officially Place Strasburg on DL with Lat Strain

Stephen Strasburg is getting a different type of shutdown, a stint on the disabled list because of a strained muscle in his back.

06/05/2013

Stephen Strasburg pitched into the 8th inning for the first time in his Major League career on Thursday. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Strasburg, Harper, Detwiler Could All Make Nats Return in Days

The future seemed so bleak just last week when the Nats placed yet another player on the Disabled List in Stephen Strasburg, but one week from Wednesday and a handful of games later, that could all be in the past with Washington’s rotation returning to full-strength.

06/05/2013

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Implications of Strasburg’s Strain Unclear

The Nationals said Saturday an MRI showed a slight strain in Stephen Strasburg’s lat instead of his oblique, and the team is hoping the right-hander can avoid the disabled list.

06/02/2013

Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals has a discussion with Pitching Coach Steve McCatty before being removed from te game the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 31, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Strasburg Strikes Fear in D.C. With Early Injury Exit

Stephen Strasburg gave everyone a good scare when he was pulled after the second inning of the Nats’ 3-2 victory over the Braves Friday night, but what was feared to be an arm injury turned out to be a “nagging” strained oblique.

05/31/2013

Stephen Strasburg pitched into the 8th inning for the first time in his Major League career on Thursday. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Strasburg Goes Where He’s Never Gone Before — 8th Inning

Stephen Strasburg had never thrown a pitch in the eighth inning of a big league start until he faced Everth Cabrera on Thursday night.

05/17/2013

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Strasburg Drops to 1-5 as Cubs Beat Nationals 8-2

Stephen Strasburg was at his dominant best in the early going Saturday, retiring 13 of the first 14 Chicago Cubs he faced, seven via strikeout.

05/12/2013

New York Mets pitches against the Chicago White Sox at Citi Field on May 7, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Former General Manager Would Take Matt Harvey Over Strasburg

Even with Stephen Strasburg off to a notably slow start for a guy expected to be among baseball’s elite, you’d still be hard pressed to a find a GM in the league who wouldn’t have the Nats hurler at the top of his wish list if he became available. But former GM Jim Duquette wouldn’t.

05/09/2013

Stephen Strasburg pitches against the Atlanta Braves (credit: Kevin Liles/Getty Images)

MLB Network’s Brian Kenny Would Have ‘Real Concern’ for Strasburg’s Arm

Brian Kenny, former ESPN anchor and current studio host for MLB Network, says he’d have real concern for Stephen Strasburg despite what the Nationals organization is saying about his arm.

05/03/2013

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Strasburg Injury Concern ‘Really Was Not That Big of a Deal’

Stephen Strasburg looked dreadful at times during his six-inning, six-hit performance against the Braves Monday night, and “tightness in his forearm” was all fans needed to hear to be sent into a full-scale panic, but as Mike Rizzo told Charlie Slowes on Tuesday, “it really was not that big of a deal.”

04/30/2013

Stephen Strasburg pitches against the Atlanta Braves (credit: Kevin Liles/Getty Images)

Stephen Strasburg: ‘I’m Not Missing My Next Start’

Stephen Strasburg says he’s fine and will not miss a start after manager Davey Johnson revealed the Washington Nationals ace is suffering from tightness in his forearm.

04/30/2013

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