Nationals ready to promote Strasburg to Triple-A

MLB.com reports the Nationals will promote pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg to Triple-A Syracuse as early as Sunday after his scheduled start for Double-A Harrisburg.

Strasburg, the first player taken in last year’s draft, is slated to pitch five innings or throw 85 pitches for Harrisburg. He is 3-0 with an 0.52 ERA in four starts for the club. He has 23 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings.

His first Triple-A start could come Friday in Syracuse against the Braves’ Gwinnett, Ga., affiliate

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo hinted on Wednesday that a promotion was imminent. "It’s reasonable to assume he is going to be in Syracuse sometime soon," Rizzo told reporters.

MLB.com reports the Nationals will promote pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg to Triple-A Syracuse as early as Sunday after his scheduled start for Double-A Harrisburg.

Strasburg, the first player taken in last year’s draft, is slated to pitch five innings or throw 85 pitches for Harrisburg. He is 3-0 with an 0.52 ERA in four starts for the club. He has 23 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings.

His first Triple-A start could come Friday in Syracuse against the Braves’ Gwinnett, Ga., affiliate

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo hinted on Wednesday that a promotion was imminent. "It’s reasonable to assume he is going to be in Syracuse sometime soon," Rizzo told reporters.

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