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Nationals activate Stephen Strasburg from the disabled list

Jun 16, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

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From beat writer James Wagner of the Washington Post comes word that the Nationals have, as scheduled, activated ace right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list. Strasburg will return to the Nats’ starting rotation on Sunday afternoon to face the Indians after sitting out the past two-plus weeks due to a mild (Grade 1) lat strain.

Strasburg owns a cool 2.54 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through 12 starts this season. The 24-year-old has fanned a total of 73 batters in 74 1/3 innings.

Washington enters play Sunday with a 34-33 record, good for second place in the National League East.

  1. historiophiliac - Jun 16, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    There’s a little red dot on the mound today
    Not the same old thing as yesterday…

  2. gloccamorra - Jun 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    “Ace”? Would you settle for budding ace? Or has the definition changed? He’s never led the league in wins, or ERA or strikeouts. Even his 11.1 K/9 last year didn’t lead the league. He’s never even pitched 200 innings or a full 34 starts in a season. Call me old-fashioned, but I like to see the accomplishments that indicate an ace first, not just potential, before proclaiming a highly talented pitcher an ace.

    • heyblueyoustink - Jun 16, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      Stop making sense.

    • Kevin Gillman - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      I think Zimmermann is their ace. At least he can go 7 innings when they need him to.

  3. WT Dufrane - Jun 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Nationals activate Stephen Strasburg from the disabled list

    Don’t throw away this memo…better get used to it.

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