Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen
Strasburg is reportedly dealing with irritation in his right arm.
Strasburg pitched six innings during Monday's game against Atlanta and was
seen shaking his right arm after some pitches during the outing. Nationals
manager Davey Johnson said after the game that Strasburg had some tightness in
After the 3-2 loss, in which Strasburg did not factor into the decision, the
right-hander said he would not miss a start.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was quoted by the Washington Post on
Tuesday as saying Strasburg has "irritation" in his right forearm and has no
structural problems. Rizzo also said the issue is in no way related to the
Tommy John surgery he underwent in 2010.
Strasburg has struggled somewhat this season in six starts, posting a record
of just 1-4 with a 3.13 ERA. He was 15-6 with a 3.16 ERA in 28 starts last
year before being shut down for an innings limit.
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