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Strasburg, Stanton both hurt

Two big-time MLB stars have been stricken with injuries

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Two of MLB's young stars are dealing with injuries.

Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced after tonight's game that Stephen Strasburg may miss his next start. Strasburg went six innings for the Nationals tonight, but is being treated for "forearm soreness," a phrase that is scary to hear in connection with pitchers because it is so often a precursor to Tommy John surgery. Strasburg missed most of 2011 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and the Nats famously (or infamously) shut Strasburg down late in 2012 in an effort to try to keep him healthy.

Strasburg says he's fine and is going to make his next start, but this is something to keep an eye on.

Meanwhile, minutes ago, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton collapsed after running to first base, grabbing his hamstring, and had to be helped off the field. Hamstring injuries can be tricky and are easy to re-injure if you aren't careful...if you recall, Adrian Beltre went on the disabled list in late July, 2011, with a hamstring injury that it was thought wouldn't keep him out for too terribly long. However, when he was doing rehab work and was thought to being close to returning in early August, he tweaked the hamstring and ended up being out until the beginning of September.

The Stanton situation is the one of most interest to Rangers fans, since there is rampant speculation that the Rangers will pursue him via trade this summer.