This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.
It appears the Nationals are sticking to their guns and will shut down their ace pitcher after reaching his predetermined amount of innings pitch. The plan was designed to protect Strasburg in his first complete season following Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow. The decision has been heavily scrutinized with the Nationals owning the division lead and legitimate shot at postseason success. I can't say I completely agree with the plan either but then again I don't have access to Strasburg's medical report. Innings pitched isn't the best indicator of a pitcher's workload but again there are plenty of experts that know the variables surrounding this specific situation, most notably Dr. James Andrews. The renowned orthopedist who performed the surgery, recently voiced his support of the Nationals plan, strengthening the validity of the decision. Fantasy owners will not be happy to lose a pitcher who is currently sporting a 15-6 record and a
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