Stephen Strasburg goes on 15-day DL with right elbow soreness

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Nationals have placed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL with right elbow soreness.

Washington has recalled pitcher A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse. Cole will replace Strasburg as the Nationals' starting pitcher Monday against the Orioles.

Strasburg, 28, is 15-4 with a 3.59 ERA in 23 starts this season, and is an All-Star. His second stint on the DL this season is retroactive to Aug. 21.

He missed 17 games with an upper back strain, from June 16-July 3.

Cole, 24, is 8-8 with a 4.26 ERA in 22 starts for Syracuse this season.