Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/16/13
The Washington Nationals have activated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Strasburg has been out with a strained back muscle and will pitch for the first time since May 31 against Atlanta. He left that game after two innings. Strasburg is 3-5 with a 2.54 ERA in 12 starts. The Nationals shut down the 24-year-old ace last September, a year after he had Tommy John surgery. Strasburg pitched 159 1-3 innings and didn't appear in the postseason. Left-hander Xavier Cedeno, who had no record and a 9.39 ERA in seven relief appearances, has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.
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