Stephen Strasburg to Make Big League Debut on June 8

HOUSTON — The Washington Nationals say prized prospect Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his major league debut against Pittsburgh on June 8.

The 21-year-old right-hander is scheduled to start for Triple-A Syracuse at Buffalo on Thursday.

Strasburg, the No. 1 pick in last year’s draft, is 3-1 with a 1.27 ERA in five Triple-A starts. In 10 minor league starts, including five at Double-A Harrisburg, he’s 6-2 with a 1.43 ERA.

The former San Diego State star allowed three runs and six hits in five-plus innings against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday night.

Strasburg signed a record $15.1 million, four-year contract with the Nationals after he was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft.

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