Washington manager Davey Johnson on Tuesday 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 home against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
"I've got a spot open for him," Johnson said.
And the Hall of the Incredibly Stupid has a front-and-center spot for Washington's Front Office.