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Washington Nationals right-handed starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg experienced no pain during his bullpen session yesterday, according to Amanda Comak of The Washington Times. Since he was able to log the session without discomfort, Strasburg remains on track to make his next regularly scheduled start Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Davey said Stephen Strasburg's bullpen session today went well. Didn't feel any discomfort. #nats
— Amanda Comak (@acomak) May 1, 2013
Strasburg experienced tightness in his throwing forearm during Monday's start against the Atlanta Braves. Any sort of arm injury is concerning when a pitcher such as Strasburg is involved, but further examinations revealed no structural damage. It's now being reported that the right-hander was simply dealing with nerve irritation from using an electrical stimulation machine on his arm.
As a result, Strasburg was cleared to throw his normal bullpen session yesterday, two days after his start. Assuming he doesn't face a setback between now and the weekend, he'll take on the Pirates Saturday.
Over his first six appearances of the season, Strasburg has posted a 3.13 ERA with 36 strikeouts over 37 1/3 innings. Despite his decent numbers, Strasburg is only 1-4 on the young season.
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