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Nats promote Strasburg to Triple-A

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - The Washington Nationals on Tuesday promoted pitcher Stephen Strasburg to Triple-A Syracuse of the International League.

Strasburg, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft, posted a 3-1 record with a 1.64 earned run average in five starts with Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League this season.

The 21-year-old right-hander will make his Triple-A debut on Friday, when the Chiefs host the Gwinnett Braves at Alliance Bank Stadium.

05/04 16:20:18 ET