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Stephen Strasburg being treated for forearm tightness

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Stephen Strasburg is having forearm issues following Monday night's start in Atlanta.
Stephen Strasburg is having forearm issues following Monday night's start in Atlanta. USATSI

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Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg turned in a quality start against the rival Braves on Monday night, but now he's receiving treatment for forearm tightness. MASN's Dan Kolko tweets that Strasburg is receiving medication and being examined by team doctors. Manager Davey Johnson told reporters it's too early to know whether Strasburg will be able to make his next start. Consider the situation to be developing.

While there's no indication that this is anything serious, it of course bears mentioning that Strasburg underwent Tommy John surgery in September 2010. Last season -- his first full season since the procedure -- Strasburg was handled carefully and even shut down well in advance of the postseason.

In 2013, the 24-year-old right-hander has pitched to a 3.10 ERA in six starts. For his career, Strasburg owns a 132 ERA+, 1.09 WHIP and 4.55 K/BB ratio across parts of four seasons.

 
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