The Washington Nationals have placed rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15 day disabled list because of inflammation in his throwing arm. The young hurler was a late scratch from Tuesdays contest because of a stiff shoulder. Their is no doubt that the Nationals will take extra precautions on their most expensive prize.The Nationals rookie has become the face of the franchise and has only made 9 appearances in the Majors. The talent that Strasburg has makes general managers in this situation left with an easy decision. Make sure that the youngster is 100% and and only then do you put him back on the bump. Clearly the Nationals want him back out there to help them win games and get fans to the park but not at the cost of injuring him further. Strasburg is famous for his record setting rookie contract last year when the San Diego State pitcher signed a record for $15.1 million beating the previous record set by Mark Prior $10.5 million in 2001.