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Report: Nationals 'Expected' To Shut Stephen Strasburg Down For Rest Of Season

Stephen Strasburg is having a second MRI on his injured forearm, but the result may not matter much for this season. The Nationals are reportedly going to shut Strasburg down no matter the result, according to a report by Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman.

Regardless of the results of Nationals pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg's second MRI, he is expected to be shut down for the season as a precaution. The Nationals have the final call on the decision, and they are believed not to want to take a chance with their prized pitcher.

Strasburg remains under the innings limit management set for him, but he still threw more innings this season across all levels than ever before. If he is indeed shut down, he will end the year with a 5-3 record and a 2.91 ERA. Most impressively, Strasburg struck out 92 batters in just 68 Major League innings.

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