The right-hander, who is competing for a rotation spot, shows what improves secondary pitches can produce.
The Nationals won their opening Grapefruit League game, 5-4, over the Mets.
The right-hander competing for the fifth starter's spot will start against the Mets in Port St. Lucie.
Taylor Jordan broke his ankle early in the offseason, but it will not affect him this spring.
Tony Renda is also given the inaugural Bob Boone award.
The right-hander is shut down at 142 innings and a back injury, but he is looking forward to adding a fourth pitch next season.
The Nationals didn't want to risk any injury so they placed right-hander is placed on the DL with a back strain, ending his season.
The right-handed starter lands on the DL with a lower back strain and the right-handed hitter is back from Syracuse.
The reliever tossed a scoreless inning in his first appearance since returning from the minors.
Ohlendorf is expected to make another rehab start later this week, Detwiler is about a week away from baseball activities and Jordan is feeling the wear of this season's workload.