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Nationals' Strasburg to have Tommy John surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — All the protective bubble wrap in the baseball world couldn’t protect Stephen Strasburg from the devastating setback known as Tommy John surgery.
The Washington Nationals did all they could to slowly bring along their prized rookie and his invaluable right arm — limiting his pitch count and removing him from games at the merest sign of trouble — but that didn’t stop the 22-year-old from tearing a ligament in his right elbow, bringing an end to a sensational rookie season.
The Nationals announced the sobering news Friday. They said Strasburg would travel Saturday to the West Coast for ...


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