Stephen Strasburg throws five innings in first rehab start

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Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg made his first minor-league rehab start this afternoon at Double-A, throwing five innings of two-run ball as he comes back from a strained trapezius muscle.

Strasburg struck out six, walked none, and allowed four hits on a total of 71 pitches, so it sounds like things went pretty well.

Washington might not be in a huge rush to get Strasburg back from the disabled list considering how poorly he pitched before being shut down–posting a 6.55 ERA in 10 starts–but if they think one rehab start is enough he could rejoin the rotation as soon as next week.