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Strasburg placed on disabled list

Updated: July 29, 2010, 11:48 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- Rookie right-hander Stephen Strasburg went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with inflammation in his throwing shoulder, the latest indication of how careful the Washington Nationals are being with their prized pitcher.

"They're taking every precaution with me, obviously," Strasburg said.

It's the first trip to the DL for Strasburg, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft and signed a record $15.1 million contract.

"If he's 90 percent ...

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