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Stephen Strasburg has elbow surgery

Updated: September 4, 2010, 8:37 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Washington Nationals rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg had reconstructive elbow surgery Friday that could keep him out of the starting rotation until the 2012 season.

Lewis Yocum performed the procedure in Inglewood, Calif., in which a piece of ligament was taken from the 22-year-old right-hander's left leg and transplanted into his pitching elbow.

The Nationals said that Strasburg will be released from the hospital Saturday and begin rehab on Monday at the Scripps Clinic ...

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