Gio Gonzalez. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth and Tyler Clippard are slated to make their spring debuts on Wednesday afternoon against the New York Mets in Viera. Werth had been dealing with a minor bicep strain and Clippard had minor back tightness earlier this spring. Zach Walters was originally scheduled to start at second, a position he hasn’t played since 2011, but was scratched just before the game.

Nationals lineup:

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5. Bryce Harper, LF

6. Wilson Ramos, DH

7. Adam LaRoche, 1B

8. Mike Fontenot, 2B

9. Jhonatan Solano, C

— Gio Gonzalez, SP

Pitching order: Gio Gonzalez, Matt Purke, Tyler Clippard, Craig Stammen, Jerry Blevins, Clay Hensley, Gabriel Alfaro, Danny Rosenbaum and Tyler Robertson.


Mets lineup:

1. Juan Lagares, CF

2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, RF

3. Andrew Brown, LF

4. Brandon Allen, DH

5. Wilmer Flores, 2B

6. Eric Campbell, 1B

7. Zach Lutz, 3B

8. Taylor Teagarden, C

9. Anthony Seratelli, SS

— Jenrry Mejia, SP