He went 1 for 2, ran well and played five innings at third base.
A long list of injury updates, including Scherzer's thumb, Zimmerman's foot, Janssen's shoulder and more.
Mat Latos and Jordan Zimmermann face off in the first game of a 10-game road trip for the Nationals.
So far, the Nationals' center fielder has yet to steal a base since returning from his injury.
Lineups for tonight's series opener in Miami.
With Matt Grace making his debut, the 2013 Senators have sent 15 players to the major leagues.
Washington begins a 10-game road trip Friday, getting a chance to square off against teams they will play again and again this season.
The Nationals first baseman has been dealing with pain in his foot for "four or five days," and it showed Thursday.
Short spring training due to shoulder rehab will require occasional days off early in the season.
The Nationals third baseman stopped in D.C. Thursday before heading out on a rehab assignment Friday.