Stephen Strasburg will start Nationals’ first Grapefruit League game

Stephen Strasburg throws Tuesday as pitching coach Steve McCatty looks on. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Stephen Strasburg throws Tuesday as pitching coach Steve McCatty looks on. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Manager Davey Johnson outlined the top of the Nationals’ spring training rotation, which will start with ace Stephen Strasburg pitching Saturday against the Mets in Port St. Lucie. Jordan Zimmermann will start Sunday at home against the Marlins, and Gio Gonzalez will start in Port St. Lucie next Monday.

Johnson, ever weary of looking far ahead, did not reveal when starters Ross Detwiler and Dan Haren will make their spring debuts.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.

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Adam Kilgore · February 18, 2013