Nationals Plan To Bring Stephen Strasburg Off Disabled List August 10

Stephen Strasburg's disabled list stint seemed like a precautionary measure, and in the end, it looks like it will be exactly that. Barring any snags, the Nationals will bring him off the DL to start on August 10 against the Marlins, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.

Strasburg will rest tomorrow aside from playing catch and shagging during batting practice, the same routine as any Nationals pitcher. On Thursday, he will throw a simulated game with batters standing in the box. He'll rest again Friday and throw another bullpen session Saturday in Los Angeles. At that point, the Nationals will be able finalize the decision they've made: that Strasburg will start Aug. 10 against the Marlins.    

Manager Jim Riggleman was quick to point out that timetable could change if Strasburg has any setbacks, but he did make clear that this is the team's plan. 

Strasburg was throwing on the bullpen before tonight's game with the Diamondbacks, and head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz said he had no problems. The Nationals are taking this day-by-day, but assuming everything checks out, Strasburg will return to the roster on the first day he is eligible to do so.

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