Nats put Stephen Strasburg on DL

Updated: June 5, 2013, 7:55 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Stephen Strasburg is getting a different type of shutdown, a stint on the disabled list because of a strained muscle in his back.

The Washington Nationals placed their top-of-rotation pitcher on the 15-day DL on Wednesday after he was unable to make a scheduled bullpen session.

"There's still some tenderness and discomfort there," manager Davey Johnson said. "So we're going to keep him off the mound for a few more days."

Strasburg was removed after two innings ...

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