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Stephen Strasburg To Make Third Rehab Start In Hagerstown On Wednesday

Stephen Strasburg will make his third rehab start in the same place he made his first rehab start: Hagerstown. The Hagerstown Suns have announced that Strasburg "is scheduled" to return to pitch in Hagerstown on Wednesday. The Suns are scheduled to play the Lexington Legends at 7:05 p.m. at home.

The return to Hagerstown was widely expected, because the Nationals had expressed the desire of having Strasburg pitch in a home environment. The only minor-league affiliates at home this week were Hagerstown and AAA-Syracuse, and Strasburg probably isn't ready to pitch in AAA yet.

Strasburg will progressively raise his workload, throwing four innings and/or 60 pitches this time according to Byron Kerr of MASN. Strasburg threw two innings in his first rehab start in Hagerstown and three innings in his second rehab start in Potomac.

For more on Strasburg's return and the Nationals in general check out SB Nation's Nationals blog Federal Baseball.