ATLANTA (AP) — Washington manager Davey Johnson has confirmed plans for Stephen Strasburg to make his first 2011 start for the Nationals on Sept. 6.
Strasburg will start for Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday. It is expected to be his final rehab appearance in his comeback from Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.
If all goes well, Strasburg will make his much-anticipated start at Washington against the Dodgers.
Johnson says he's "got a spot open for him."
Johnson also said Tuesday that left-hander Tom Milone will be recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to start against the Mets on Saturday. Milone will replace Jordan Zimmermann, who isn't supposed to throw more than about 160 innings in his first full season since Tommy John surgery.