Stephen Strasburg scratched from Tuesday's start

Updated: July 27, 2010, 11:20 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg was diagnosed with inflammation in his pitching shoulder after being scratched from his scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night because he had problems warming up his prized and powerful right arm.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Strasburg had "stiffness and discomfort" in his right shoulder, but an MRI and X-ray show no structural damage.

"Given a couple days' rest and anti-inflammatories, he should be ...

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