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  • Strasburg might skip future All-Star games; Nats host in '18

  • Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg says he might skip future All-Star games because he thinks the change in routine for that event contributed to an injury last season. The Nationals are slated to host the 2018 Midsummer Classic. Strasburg went on the disabled list shortly after the 2017 All-Star game. He was a member of the NL team but did not pitch.

, Washington Nationals pitchers Stephen Strasburg, left and Sean Doolittle, take their picture with fans during the Winter Fest celebration with fans at Washington Convention Center in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

17 of December 2017 17:50:58

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg says he might skip All-Star games in the future because he thinks the change in routine for that event contributed to an injury last season.

The Nationals are slated to host the 2018 Midsummer Classic.

Strasburg says Sunday at the team's annual fan festival that going to the All-Star game in Miami this year "pushed me back a bit" and "started making my arm hurt."

He left his second start after the All-Star break after only two innings and went on the disabled list with a nerve issue in his pitching elbow.

Strasburg wound up going 15-4 with a 2.52 ERA and finished third in voting for the NL Cy Young Award.

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