Strasburg to throw 'pen session before next start

Strasburg to throw 'pen session before next start

CHICAGO -- Stephen Strasburg will throw a bullpen session Tuesday in Washington before making his second rehab start on Friday for Class A Potomac at Pfitzner Stadium.

The young phenom had his first rehab start Sunday for Class A Hagerstown, pitching 1 2/3 innings while allowing a run with three strikeouts.

Strasburg is hoping to pitch in his first Major League game of the season in September. The last time he pitched in a big league game was on Aug. 21, 2010, against the Phillies before undergoing Tommy John surgery.