The news that Stephen Strasburg could make him first rehabilitation start following last September's Tommy John surgery has left many on the beat scrambling to determine when Strasburg will be back on the mound. As of right now, the date could be August 6, and the place could be Hagerstown. That's the timeline a club source presented to MASN's Byron Kerr.
A club source said Hagerstown has been discussed as the first rehab start on August 6 and then move on to High-A Potomac on August 11 for his second start.
That's by no means definite, though. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Strasburg is throwing in a simulated game Tuesday, and five days from Tuesday is August 7. So there's that.
As for Strasburg's eventual return to the Majors, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington speculated that it could be September 7. He was also very, very clear that this was just a guess, so don't take it as gospel. Personally, I'm just happy we're having this discussion again.