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Strasburg's new plan for 2013

Updated: February 12, 2013, 12:04 PM ET
By Buster Olney

VIERA, Fla. -- Stephen Strasburg was very relaxed Monday after arriving at the Nationals' camp, after a low-key offseason. He didn't travel much, he said, because when you live in San Diego, there really isn't a whole lot of reason to go elsewhere.

He did make the long trek to Wisconsin this winter, with planes, trains and automobiles, to attend the wedding of teammate Jordan Zimmermann. But Strasburg didn't actually make it to the wedding, because he was wrecked by a bout of food poisoning that drove him to an emergency room in the middle of the night. Strasburg probably wouldn't recommend the white chicken chili near Auburndale, Wis.

He told that story with a smile, answered questions about how he will no longer work with any innings restrictions, and today he will climb on top of a bullpen mound and go back to work. He is ready to face hitters now, he said.

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