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Your daily injury report, in which the Nationals slugger takes steps, and they do not hurt.

The Nationals right-hander hits another speed bump, shut down for at least two weeks by a strained left oblique.

The Nationals' right-hander had held the Giants scoreless into the fourth before leaving the game.

Nationals starters have now thrown 34 1/3 scoreless innings in a row.

Strasburg returns from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Atlanta Braves.

All signs point to Stephen Strasburg being ready to return to the rotation Tuesday, but Matt Williams would not announce as much after Sunday's game.

And updates on Jayson Werth and Tanner Roark.

On the state of the Nationals, who are 34-33, battling injuries and inconsistencies.

With Doug Fister returning Thursday and Stephen Strasburg close as well, the Nationals have decisions to make as their rotation regains its form.

With Doug Fister returning Thursday, and with Stephen Strasburg nearing a return, the Nationals rotation will need shuffling.

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