Strasburg will pitch Saturday in Syracuse

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Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was back in the major league clubhouse Tuesday afternoon after throwing three innings, 60 pitches in his fourth rehab start, Monday night in Hagerstown. The right-hander will make his fifth rehab start Saturday and this one will get him out of the Single-A designation.

Strasburg will throw Saturday night in Syracuse for the Nationals’ Triple-A affiliate. They have not yet announced how many innings and/or pitches he is scheduled to throw but it will mark the biggest jump for Strasburg as he continues on his path back to the major leagues. All of Strasburg’s first four rehab starts have come at either low Single-A Hagerstown or high Single-A Potomac. 

It will likely be a welcome change for Strasburg who, on more than one occasion, has noted that it’s difficult for him to pitch the way he wants to and knows how when the Single-A hitters aren’t approaching him the way a major leaguer would. 

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Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at acomak@washingtontimes.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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