Strasburg had been sidelined due to right elbow soreness. In his first start since Aug. 17, he gave up a double to rookie Dansby Swanson leading off the third.
With Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz attempting to bunt, Strasburg threw an 0-2 pitch that sailed high. Strasburg winced, walked around the mound and then threw another pitch, retiring Foltynewicz.
Strasburg gave up one run and two hits in 2 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and no walks, throwing 42 pitches.
Before going on the disabled list, Strasburg allowed 19 runs over three starts, including nine in 1 2/3 innings during a loss to Colorado.