General manager Mike Rizzo confirmed the start.
No reason was given as to why Strasburg wasn't pitching Saturday. Some in the organization were hoping that Strasburg would get a taste of the big leagues -- pitching at Nationals Park and in front of a large crowd.
Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, had three spring starts for the Nationals, allowing two runs on in nine innings and striking out 12 batters.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.