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Strasburg has slight oblique strain

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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a slight strain of his right oblique and the team will wait a couple of days to see how the 24-year-old pitcher responds to treatment before making a decision on whether to put him on the disabled list.

Strasburg left Friday night's game against the Braves in Atlanta after two innings. He flew back to Washington for further tests, but not before trying to convince manager Davey Johnson to let him keep pitching, according to the Washington Post.

"It's something that's been nagging a little bit the last few starts, and I've been pitching really well, so I didn't really think about it too much," Strasburg said. "There's a lot of times you go out there and you don't feel 100 percent. You've got to go out there and gut through it."
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