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Strasburg to Return Tuesday, Livan Out



    A little over a year after he tore a ligament in his right elbow, Strasburg is back and all eyes are watching.

    Stephen Strasburg will make his highly anticipated return to the Majors on Tuesday at Nats Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    He seems to be back to form -- hitting 99 mph on the gun and recording 29 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings during his rehab stint.

    Strasburg will take Livan Hernandez's spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Hernandez made his final start of the season on Sunday and will spend the rest of the season pinch hitting and working with the younger pitchers.

    Nats manager Davey Johnson informed Hernandez before his start that it would be his last. Johnson wants to spend the final three weeks of the season evaluating Strasburg and other young arms .

    Hernandez exited Sunday's game to a standing ovation, despite the fact that he left the bases loaded.

    Strasburg will only pitch at home during the season's remaining weeks. He is set to pitch on regular rest, on September 6, 11 and 16. His fourth start will be pushed back to September 23 or 24 against Atlanta as opposed to September 21 in Philadelphia.