ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg talks to the media about his injury during a press conference before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Washington. Strasburg has a torn elbow ligament and will likely have Tommy John surgery, bringing the pitcher's promising rookie season to an abrupt end.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg talks to the media about his injury during a press conference before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Washington. Strasburg has a torn elbow ligament and will likely have Tommy John surgery, bringing the pitcher's promising rookie season to an abrupt end.