As the Astros move into the American League, they’ll take with them some players from Nationals past. Justin Maxwell, Rick Ankiel and Brad Peacock are all slated to make Houston’s roster under Manager Bo Porter. Meantime, the final countdown to the season if officially on. The Nationals will play five more spring training games, including bizarrely timed split-squad games on Wednesday. Opening day is only one week away.
There is one sign that the Nationals are quite ready for the season: Denard Span forgot his jersey back in Viera and will No. 91 tonight. Talk about the game right here.