Stephen Strasburg headed to disabled list
Updated 5:30 p.m.
Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
General Manager Mike Rizzo announced the move at Nationals Park. "We're going to place Stephen on the disabled list," he told reporters.
Rizzo said Strasburg, 22, was shaken by the news. "To say he's a little emotional, a little anxious, would be fair to say," Rizzo said.
Strasburg, who received an MRI exam Monday, strained the flexor tendon in his right forearm in his start Saturday in Philadelphia. His next scheduled start was this Thursday.
Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said Strasburg has not left DC for tests. "He's just been here," Riggleman said.
Strasburg was on the 15-day DL earlier this summer because of shoulder tightness.
Jordan Zimmermann will start, a source tells the Post's Adam Kilgore, in Strasburg's place.
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