The Nationals will be placing Stephen Strasburg on the DL with right elbow soreness according to a source. AJ Cole will most likely get the start tonight.
UPDATE 1:34pm EDT: It’s official. Let’s hope nothing serious.
#Nats recall RHP A.J. Cole from AAA & place RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL with right elbow soreness. Cole will start Mon at BAL.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 22, 2016
Our source says this is just precautionary and Strasburg felt minimal pain on Saturday and informed Dusty Baker of the situation. They don’t expect that the elbow will even require an MRI, and Strasburg could make his next start during the first week of September.
Source: Strasburg has had touch of inflammation last few GS would pitch thru if playoffs, #Nationals see as chance to get him right with DL
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 22, 2016
In more than 140 characters, Joel Sherman writes this in the NY Post: http://nypost.com/2016/08/22/the-thinking-behind-nationals-putting-stephen-strasburg-on-dl/