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.