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Nationals activate Strasburg from DL

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Right-hander Stephen Strasburg was activated off the 15-day disabled list to start Sunday's game for the Washington Nationals at Cleveland.

Strasburg (3-5, 2.54) started 12 games before missing two weeks with a strained lat muscle, initially diagnosed as an oblique strain.

The Nationals have been hit hard by injuries over the first two months of the season.

Washington optioned left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A to create a roster spot for Strasburg.
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