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Stephen Strasburg Will Return To Washington Nationals On September 6, According To Report

It looks like September 6 is the day Strasmas Part II will occur. Barring a setback, Stephen Strasburg will make one more minor league start on Thursday, then get called up to the majors to start against the Los Angeles Dodgers next Tuesday, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com.

September 6 will be nearly 12 months to the day that Strasburg first underwent Tommy John surgery. The recovery timeline for said injury is 12-18 months, but Strasburg consistently hit every marker on his rehab to return healthy at the low end of that timeline.

Strasburg has been largely impressive in his rehab starts, save for one really bad performance for Hagerstown. He hurled five scoreless innings in his most recent rehab start for AAA-Syracuse. His start on Thursday will be at AA-Harrisburg.

Strasburg will ultimately replace Jordan Zimmermann in the rotation. Zimmermann reached his post-Tommy John surgery innings limit in last Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

For more on Strasburg and the Nationals, visit Federal Baseball.