Strasburg to make debut June 8

Stephen Strasburg will make his major league debut on June 8 against the Pirates, general manager Mike Rizzo said today.

Rizzo said the debut date comes with “appropriate caveats,” such as Strasburg getting rained out in his final Triple-A start on Thursday or an injury. The date comes a day after the Nationals make the first pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

I’ll have more analysis of the news later tonight.