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Strasburg visits doctor after start

Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg felt forearm tightness after his start against the Braves.
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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said the team's ace experienced forearm tightness during Monday's loss to Atlanta. Strasburg was seen by a doctor after the game and will be given medication, Johnson added.

Johnson noticed Strasburg shaking his right arm at times during the start, as he allowed two earned runs in six innings.

Strasburg indicated to reporters that he wasn't concerned and said he would make his next scheduled start Saturday against Pittsburgh. Strasburg said he believes his issue is command.

Strasburg's health has been an ongoing storyline for several years, from his Tommy John surgery in 2010 to the Nationals' decision to limit his innings last year and shut him down for the playoffs.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.
 

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