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Ryan Zimmerman will make his first start in the field this spring, two days earlier than expected. Davey Johnson said he will likely play Zimmerman three or four innings. The lineup is perhaps a preview of the opening day lineup, with Wilson Ramos catching. Stephen Strasburg, the first Nationals pitcher to hit, will also be at the plate.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Jayson Werth, RF

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP

Pitching order: Stephen Strasburg, Craig Stammen, Drew Storen, Henry Rodriguez, Erik Davis, Jeremy Accardo