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Davey Martinez told reporters yesterday that Stephen Strasburg went to see a specialist, Dr. Gregory Pearl in Dallas, TX, after another setback in his recovery from the nerve issue in his neck which has kept him off the mound since June 1st. Unfortunately, the news was not the good kind. The bad news?

“We did get a report,” Martinez told reporters before last night’s game in Philadelphia, “... and Stephen will have surgery tomorrow. He has a neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. So, it’s a nerve, and he opted to have the surgery and hopefully correct this and have the procedure, and hopefully he comes back and he’s ready to go next year.