Nationals will wait to place Strasburg on DL


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The Washington Nationals will wait a few days before deciding whether or not starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg will go on the disabled list.

With the Nationals not needing Strasburg to pitch again until next Saturday the team could wait to see if the 24-year-old right hander can make his turn in the rotation before placing him on the 15-day disabled list according to Amanda Comack of the Washington Times.

Officially the Nationals list Strasburg as having a strained lat.

Should Strasburg not be able to go on Saturday he will likely be replaced by Craig Stammen. Stammen came in on Friday night in relief of Strasburg against the Braves.

Last season the Nationals limited Strasburg’s innings and did not let him pitch after Sept. 7 as he reached 159 1/3 innings.

Strasburg’s record of 3-5 was not indicative of how he has pitched this season. In his 12 starts Strasburg had a 2.54 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP.

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