By Will Yoder
March 21, 2012

Stephen Strasburg has been named the Washington Nationals Opening Day starter, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com.

Strasburg, the 2009 No. 1 overall draft pick, missed the majority of the 2011 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. In five games following his return, he posted a 1.50 ERA while striking out 24 batters in 24 innings.

In his rookie season of 2010, he posted a 5-3 record with a 2.91 ERA in 12 starts before injuring his elbow. That season he struck out 92 batters in 68 innings of work.

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