Stephen Strasburg leaves Tuesday’s game with apparent shoulder injury

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg left Tuesday’s game against the Miami Marlins with an apparent injury to his pitching shoulder.

He was visited on the mound by his catcher, Wilson Ramos, and teammates early in the outing and later by Nationals’ skipper Matt Williams and trainer Lee Kuntz and though he stayed in after that visit, he left the game after having pitched just three innings.

Strasburg and Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed in the post-game conference that the problem is in the shoulder area.

Strasburg threw 64 pitches and allowed two runs on four hits with two strikeouts before leaving the game. Sammy Solis took over for Strasburg in the top of the fourth.

Strasburg, 26, is 2-2 with a 4.56 ERA so far this season.

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