Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports the Washington Nationals plan to promote Stephen Strasburg to Triple-A Syracuse as long as the weather permits and he pitches well for Double-A Harrisburg against Altoona on Sunday.
Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 first-year player draft, has been dominate since starting the season with Harrisburg, yielding just one earned run while striking out 23 in 17 1/3 innings. The San Diego State product is 3-0 with an 0.52 ERA in four starts.
"As he progresses, he is going to go to Syracuse and is going to pitch there until we deem he is ready to go to the next level," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told MLB.com. "It's reasonable to assume he is going to be in Syracuse sometime soon.
"He is doing everything we thought he would do and more. He seems to get better and better and stronger and stronger each start."