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Nationals GM: Stephen Strasburg unlikely to pitch in NLDS

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo says Stephen Strasburg is unlikely to pitch in the NLDS.
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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters that it is unlikely Stephen Strasburg will pitch in the National League Division Series.

Strasburg suffered a strained flexor mass in his right elbow on Sept. 7 and has not pitched in a game since. An MRI did not show any ligament damage.

He played catch at Turner Field on Sept. 17. 

Strasburg has a 15–4 record and 3.60 ERA on the year.

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The Nationals have also lost catcher Wilson Ramos for the postseason, as he sustained a torn ACL that will require surgery.

Game 1 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers will be held on Oct. 7.