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Stephen Strasburg makes progess

Updated: May 18, 2011, 7:18 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Stephen Strasburg is ready to start throwing off a mound, the next step in his recovery from reconstructive elbow surgery.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says Strasburg was in Washington on Tuesday to be examined by the team's orthopedic surgeon. Rizzo says the routine checkup went very well and Strasburg is preparing to throw off a mound "any day now."

The 22-year-old pitching phenom had ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow Sept. 3 and it is expected ...

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