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Strasburg (ankle) will throw another bullpen session on Tuesday before rejoining the rotation on Saturday, the Washington Post reports.

He would still have time to get in two more exhibition starts before games start to count, and while Nats manager Matt Williams hasn't confirmed his rotation beyond Opening Day starter Max Scherzer, Strasburg would appear to be in line for the third slot, which would set him up for a juicy matchup against Matt Harvey in the season's first week.

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Strasburg (ankle) will through one more bullpen session before rejoining the Nats' rotation, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

According to manager Matt Williams, Strasburg should be good to for the start of the season. Whether or not he's expected to receive the Opening Day assignment is unclear, but a decision is expected to be shared by Williams after Monday's Grapefruit League game.

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Strasburg suffered a left ankle sprain while conditioning Friday and will miss his scheduled spring start Sunday.

While the injury will prevent Strasburg from toeing the rubber for his third scheduled Grapefruit League outing, there has been nothing to this point to suggest it could affect his availability for the start of the year. That said, Strasburg has worked just 5.2 innings so far this spring and that could change if he's unable to return to live action next week.

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Strasburg scattered three hits and struck out five over four shutout innings against the Tigers on Tuesday.

The ingrown toenail that caused him a bit of discomfort last week was clearly not an issue, and stamina aside Strasburg looks to be just about in midseason form already. Nats manager Matt Williams hasn't named his Opening day starter yet from among the various aces and Cy Young winners at his disposal, but Strasburg may yet get the honor.

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Strasburg will make his scheduled start Thursday in minor league camp instead of in Grapefruit League action as he deals with an ingrown toenail.

The issue was enough for manager Matt Williams to scratch Strasburg from the big league camp start, but given that he's still able to pitch it's likely more of an minor ailment. A.J. Cole will get the start instead, but look for Strasburg to return to Grapefruit League action for his next scheduled appearance.

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Strasburg and the Nationals avoided arbitration, with the right-hander signing a one-year, $7.4 million deal, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.

After posting career highs of 215 innings pitched and 242 strikeouts in 2014, Strasburg seems poised to become a true fantasy ace next season.

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Strasburg was tendered a contract prior to Tuesday's deadline.

He topped 200 innings and 200 strikeouts for the first time in his career last year while seeing a big improvement in his walk rate as well. If Strasburg can learn to limit homers and big innings, he might yet become the truly elite starter everyone's been expecting.

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Strasburg allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings in his postseason debut on Friday, giving up eight hits and a walk while striking out two.

He wasn't able to dominate the Giants and took the loss, but it was hardly a bad outing for Strasburg. If the series ends up going the full five games, he'll get a chance at some revenge.

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Strasburg will start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Giants on Friday.

The 26-year-old will make his long awaited postseason debut in Game 1, with Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister to follow (in that order) for the Nationals. Strasburg tied for the NL lead with 242 strikeouts this season, posting a 3.14 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 215 innings, though San Francisco got to him for six earned runs over 10 innings in his two starts against them.

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Strasburg took over the NL strikeout lead on Saturday, whiffing seven Marlins over six shutout innings to pick up his 14th win of the season.

He allowed just two hits and walked one. Johnny Cueto, who's now seven K's behind Strasburg, will get his shot to claim the crown on Sunday, but Strasburg's final numbers (3.14 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 242 strikeouts) are still very good.