(David J. Phillip / AP)

The Nationals shaved down the spring training roster to 42 this morning, meaning from now on more of the regular players will see action. Manager Davey Johnson said Wilson Ramos, and Kurt Suzuki, will play nine innings for the first time next week.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Jayson Werth, RF

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, DH

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Steve Lombardozzi, 3B

— Chris Young, SP

Pitching order: Chris Young, Rafael Soriano, Zach Duke, Henry Rodriguez, Tyler Clippard, Fernando Abad



1. Marwin Gonzalez, SS

2. Brett Wallace, 1B

3. Chris Carter, LF

4. Carlos Pena, DH

5. Justin Maxwell, CF

6. Rick Ankiel, RF

7. Jason Castro, C

8. Matt Dominguez, 3B

9. Jake Elmore, 2B

— Alex White, SP