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Stephen Strasburg Will Accumulate Service Time While He Recovers

According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Stephen Strasburg will accumulate service time while he is on the disabled list next year recovering from Tommy John Surgery.

The one rough aspect to Strasburg's being out for a season is that he will accrue service time while on the 60-day disabled list, meaning Strasburg will get one year closer to free agency without throwing a single pitch for the Nationals.

Though the Nationals are hurt in a business sense, the future is still bright for Stephen Strasburg. You just have to swallow hard and squint a little to see it.

Kilgore had originally said that Strasburg would not accumulate service time, but has since updated his post with the above quote.