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Stephen Strasburg will rejoin Nationals rotation on Saturday

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Stephen Strasburg is set to return to the mound after a minor health scare.
Stephen Strasburg is set to return to the mound after a minor health scare. (USATSI)

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Right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been cleared to return to the Nationals rotation on Saturday, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. He had been sidelined since September 9 with forearm tightness.

Strasburg, 25, was originally scheduled to start on Thursday, but his start was pushed back when he had trouble getting loose during a throwing session on Wednesday. He threw off flat ground on Friday and everything went well.

In 28 starts this season, Strasburg has gone 7-9 despite excellent rate stats: 2.96 ERA (128 ERA+), 1.04 WHIP, 9.6 K/9 and 3.48 K/BB. He's thrown a career-high 170 innings after controversially being shut down at 159 1/3 innings in 2012.

The Nationals come into Friday five games behind the Reds for the second wild-card spot with nine games remaining. The Braves will clinch the NL East title with their next win or Washington's next loss.

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