The Nationals' starter, dealing with elbow inflammation, threw from flat ground on Wednesday and said he'd be ready to go when the games count.
Stephen Strasburg appears to be the safe assumption, but Matt Williams says he has not ruled out Jordan Zimmermann starting opening day.
Jordan Zimmermann retired all 12 batters he faced against a strong Yankees lineup.
After the starter played catch this morning, the Nationals think he will be able to take his first turn in the rotation.
The Nationals closer insists that he feels fine during spring training and that he's not worried about the seven runs he has allowed in two games.
The right-handed starter played catch on Tuesday morning for the first time since feeling tightness in his elbow.
Jordan Zimmermann will face a strong Yankees lineup in his third start of spring training.
Manager Matt Williams is playing the backups often early, but will use the regulars more as the season approaches.
The Nationals closer hasn't looked sharp this spring but Manager Matt Williams insists that the right-hander feels good.
The right-handed starter who has been dealing with an inflamed elbow will resume throwing.