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Stephen Strasburg sees doctor, surgery likely coming this week

Stephen Strasburg today visited Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Los Angeles-based doctor who will perform Tommy John surgery on his prized right elbow. The Nationals expect to know when Strasburg will undero the ligament-replacement surgery that will knock him out for at least a year by the end of tonight.

"Assuming that it's Tommy John, we're going to get it done as soon as possible," General Manager Mike Rizzo said. "Probably sometime this week."

Strasburg's visit with Yocum today was to be a second opinion, but it seems barely a formality and that Strasburg will receive the surgery.

By Adam Kilgore  |  August 30, 2010; 5:26 PM ET
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thought about this while reading mlbtr...what do you think the chances are the Nats sign Brandon Webb this winter to an incentive laden deal, saying he is 100% healthy and his velocity returns. He was a Rizzo draft pick in Arizona, and could provide that ace for 1-3 years until Strasburg and Co. return? So, is Brandon Webb a Nat in 2011?

Posted by: wrw0601 | August 30, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Just saw over there that he wants a pretty high base, and lots of incentives. Apparently, his agent is saying somewhere between 8 and 10 million base.

Posted by: Cavalier83 | August 30, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

any reason to think he *might* be healthy?

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | August 30, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

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