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Strasburg's return to Nationals highlights weekend watch list

Stephen Strasburg is expected to return to the Nationals' rotation this weekend after a month on the DL with an elbow injury. Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire

The much-anticipated return of Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg highlights another intriguing fantasy baseball weekend. Strasburg last pitched in the majors roughly four weeks ago, a shortened start in Arizona, and on Saturday he and his balky elbow – just how balky at this point nobody knows – are scheduled to face the San Diego Padres in their pitcher-friendly palace. Strasburg, when healthy, is a top-10 statistical provider, but as we all know by now, he’s not always healthy.