Stephen Strasburg shutdown

On September 8, the Washington Nationals announced starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg will be shutdown for the remainder of the season. Strasburg pitched 159 1/3 innings in 2012 finishing with a 15-6 record a 3.16 ERA and 197 strikeouts.

DENVER, CO - JUNE 25: Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers to home plate during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 25, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO - JUNE 25: Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers to home plate during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 25, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of their game at Nationals Park on June 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of their game at Nationals Park on June 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 30: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals tosses some rosin on his right hand in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 30: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals tosses some rosin on his right hand in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals smiles during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
State Farm Home Run Derby
KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals smiles during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg smiles while playing against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
Strasburg wins fifth straight, Nats beat Blue Jays
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg smiles while playing against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 26: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 26: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 26: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 26: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (37) rounds the bases after hitting his first career home run during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Washington, Sunday, May 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Strasburg stars as Nationals beat Orioles 9-3
Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (37) rounds the bases after hitting his first career home run during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Washington, Sunday, May 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park during interleague play on May 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Baltimore Orioles v Washington Nationals
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park during interleague play on May 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on May 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on May 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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