Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws off mound

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 10: (FILE PHOTO) Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park on August 10 2010 in Washington DC. According to reports August 26 2010 Strasburg has a torn ligament that will require Tommy John elbow surgery. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals top prospect Stephen Strasburg threw off the mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last September. Strasburg relayed the good news to his Twitter followers.

"First bullpen in the books. Felt great! Hopefully time will speed up now!"

Strasburg was 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA in 12 starts with the Nationals, but through 23 starts between AA and the MLB, he posted a 2.10 ERA and a 12-5 record. Some think Strasburg could return this season, but the Nationals will ease him back and fans likely won't see him until 2012. 

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