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Starting over: Stephen Strasburg throws in minors in 1st competitive game since elbow surgery
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) ' Stephen Strasburg struck out four and allowed a home run Sunday in his first competitive game since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year.
Strasburg threw 1 2-3 innings for Single A Hagerstown against Greensboro. Twenty-four of his 30 pitches were strikes, and the radar gun clocked him in the high 90s.
The 23-year-old right-hander underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery Sept. 3, ending his stellar rookie season for the Washington Nationals.
Strasburg struck out 14 in his major league debut and went 5-3 last year with a 2.91 ERA in 12 starts.