Lineup posted for Saturday's Grapefruit League opener

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VIERA, Fla. — Manager Davey Johnson posted the lineup for the Washington Nationals’ Grapefruit League opener Saturday against the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Fla. Several veterans aren’t scheduled to make the trip, but could play Sunday or Monday.

Here’s the starting lineup:

Ian Desmond, SS
Danny Espinosa, 2B
Rick Ankiel, CF
Chad Tracy, 1B
Jason Michaels, DH
Mark Teahen, 3B
Bryce Harper, RF
Roger Bernadina, LF
Jesus Flores, C

And the backups for the starting nine:

Andres Blanco, SS
Steve Lombardozzi / Jarrett Hoffpauir, 2B
Brett Carroll, CF
Tyler Moore, 1B
Mark DeRosa, DH
Carols Rivera / Anthony Rendon, 3B
Xavier Paul, RF
Eury Perez / Corey Brown, LF
Jhonathan Solano, C

And the pitchers:

Edwin Jackson gets the start (opposing ex-National Livan Hernandez). He’ll be relieved by left-handers Ross Detwiler and Sean Burnett and right-handers Chad Durbin and Ryan Perry.

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