Washington Nationals hurler Stephen Strasburg will return from the disabled list on Sunday

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Stephen Strasburg has pitched brilliantly this spring.

Recovering from a strained lat muscle, Washington Nationals hurler Stephen Strasburg threw a simulated contest this afternoon at Coors Field.

The 24-year-old Strasburg (3-5, 2.54 ERA) reported no discomfort and will return from the disabled list on Sunday.

Sitting seven games behind the scorching Braves (39-25) in the National League East, Washington (31-31) needs a healthy Strasburg to contend with Atlanta.

Despite posting a losing record, Strasburg has dominated on the hill and is one of the primary reasons Washington can overtake the Braves.

Finally competing without asinine restrictions, Strasburg had to be shelved by the Nationals in this instance.

A two-time visitor to the DL who underwent Tommy John Surgery three summers ago, it would have been pointless to press Strasburg in June.

Unlike last September when general manager Mike Rizzo screwed the canine and shutdown Strasburg after 159.3 innings of work, Washington’s suits deserve praise for how they handled their youngster.

Capable of stifling any lineup and leading a team to glory, Stephen Strasburg can help the Washington Nationals capture their first World Series title this autumn.

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