Friday June 24th, 2016

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Nationals righthander Stephen Strasburg (back, ribs) will not make his next scheduled start on Sunday after feeling discomfort again in his back, MASN’s Dan Kolko reports.

Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start against the Dodgers on Monday with an upper back strain, and said that he hurt his ribs in a weight room accident during the week. He told reporters that he was feeling better, and expected to start on Sunday.

Outside of the back strain, Strasburg has remained healthy in 2016 after missing time in 2015 due to various injuries. He was moved from a start earlier in the month due to apparent calf discomfort, but made his next start.

The righthander has gone 10–0 in 14 starts to begin the season with a 2.90 ERA. Washington sits atop the National League East at 43–30, four games ahead of the Miami Marlins and New York Mets.

– Kenny Ducey

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