Stephen Strasburg: Injury Identified As Lower Back Ailment
Update: Strasburg's injury that required him to leave his Friday start after two innings has been characterized as a "muscular issue in the lower back," CSN Washington reports.

Recommendation: Fortunately, the injury wasn't to Strasburg's shoulder or elbow as initially feared, both the sort of injuries that would have required lengthier absences. Strasburg is by no means a safe bet to make his next start or avoid the DL, but the Nationals will probably see how their ace responds to throwing sessions over the next few days before providing further updates on his status.

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