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Nats to investigate Strasburg's injury

Nats to investigate Strasburg's injury


On Wednesday, Strasburg pitched 7 1/3 innings against New Mexico before leaving the game with a back cramp.

The Nationals have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, and they are expected to select Strasburg, who is 13-0 with a 1.24 ERA and 180 strikeouts this season.

"I'm not trying to hide anything or avoid the question: If the Draft were today, Strasburg would be the player, but he is a pitcher and things could change within a month," Nationals acting general manager Mike Rizzo said recently. "That's how I answer the question. He is the top guy on our Draft board."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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