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Strasburg placed on the 15-day DL with oblique strain

The Nationals announced Sunday that right hander Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

The injury occurred in Saturday’s game against the Giants, after Strasburg induced a ground ball in the fourth inning and was seen grimacing before being taken out of the game by manager Matt Williams and the training staff. 63 more words

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Strasburg Injured in Nats' 9-3 Win Over SF

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with an apparent injury. 455 more words


Nats cruise on the Fourth, but Strasburg injury looms large

Buster Posey had just grounded out to second base, and Stephen Strasburg felt tightness in his left side. Matt Williams, pitching coach Steve McCatty and trainer Lee Kuntz quickly came to the mound. 766 more words

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Strasburg leaves early due to injury

For the second time this season, Stephen Strasburg left a start abruptly. Strasburg, who missed 25 days with neck tightness after he was pulled from his May 29 start at Cincinnati after just one inning, left Saturday’s start against San Francisco after 3 2/3 innings. 47 more words

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Stephen Strasburg exits start with tightness in left side

UPDATE: Nationals manager Matt Williams said after the game that Strasburg left the start with tightness in his left side. He’s scheduled to be re-evaluated on Sunday. 142 more words

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Game 81: Giants at Nats

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a ballgame in the nation’s capital against the defending World Series champions? It’s tough to top that. 216 more words

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Disappointing first-half pitchers ready to bounce back

The fantasy baseball player market is fickle, and shrewd owners can take advantage of poor performance and soured opinions. 

In the latest issue of USA TODAY Sports Weekly, … 520 more words