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Nats likely to option Cedeno to make room for Strasburg

Nats likely to option Cedeno to make room for Strasburg

Nats likely to option Cedeno to make room for Strasburg

CLEVELAND -- With the need to add right-hander Stephen Strasburg to the 25-man roster on Sunday, the Nationals are planning to option left-hander Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse.

Cedeno appeared in two games for Washington and didn't allow a run in 1 1/3 innings. Strasburg is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday and will start against the Indians in the series finale.

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Strasburg has missed two starts because of a lat strain. He has appeared in 12 games this season and is 3-5 with a 2.54 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 74 innings.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashinNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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