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Stephen Strasburg Has No Structural Damage To His Arm

It appears the Nationals have gotten some good news after Stephen Strasburg was shockingly scratched at the last minute before last night's game against the Braves. The team gave him an X-ray and an MRI, and Strasburg's arm showed no structural damage after each of those tests, according to MASN's Ben Goessling.

Stephen Strasburg, who was scratched from his Tuesday start after feeling stiffness in his arm during his warmup, does not have any structural damage to his arm. He underwent a pair of tests with Nationals team doctor Wiemi Douoguih, an X-ray and an MRI, and while he has some shoulder inflammation, he is day-to-day, and general manager Mike Rizzo did not rule out Strasburg making his next start.    

Rizzo added that the team has no plans to shut him down preemptively for the entire season, even if he misses a start or two. 

Strasburg was scratched after saying his arm was "stiff." He told pitching coach Steve McCatty that he would try to play through it, but McCatty vetoed that decision and pulled the plug as a precautionary measure.