Strasburg, Harper have surgery

Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg has had bone chips removed from
his surgically repaired right elbow.

The team said Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche also had operations
this week. Harper had the bursa in his left knee repaired after it
had hampered him last season. LaRoche had his left, throwing elbow
cleaned up.

Strasburg, who had Tommy John surgery on his elbow three years
ago, missed most of the 2011 season recovering from it. He had his
innings limited in 2012 by the Nationals. His surgery was done in
Los Angeles, and Strasburg is expected to be ready in time for
spring training.

LaRoche and Harper are also expected to be ready by spring.