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MLB: Nationals' Stephen Strasburg expected to make next start after early exit

MLB: Nationals' Stephen Strasburg expected to make next start after early exit

The Nationals are hopeful that Stephen Strasburg will make his next scheduled start despite exiting Sunday's outing after two innings with pain in his forearm.

The right-hander met with team doctors but did not undergo an MRI, Washington manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday. Team spokeswoman Amanda Comak later told reporters that Strasburg was diagnosed with a nerve impingement that is no longer a problem, without providing further details.

“The doctor said he's doing fine. Hoping he'll progress enough to make the next start,” Baker said.

Following Sunday's start at Arizona, Strasburg described the problem as slight “achiness” in his forearm and said the early exit was a...

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