Stephen Strasburg Unhappy With Being Shut Down

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 07: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on September 7, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg is 'not too happy' about being shut down for the remainder of the season.

The Washington Nationals announced on Saturday that they would be shutting down ace Stephen Strasburg effective immediately, one start prior than what the team's original plan had been.

Manager Davey Johnson said that after Friday night's lackluster outing, he felt it was time for Strasburg to be shut down for the season, and general manger Mike Rizzo agreed. Asked after Saturday's 7-6 win over the Marlins about the shutdown, Strasburg admitted to being 'not too happy' about his season being over.

Via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post:

Veteran lefthander John Lannan will replace Strasburg in the rotation, beginning Wednesday night against the New York Mets.

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