The Washington Times - February 22, 2013, 09:10AM

VIERA, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg headlines the Nationals’ Grapefruit League Opener, starting the first game for the Nationals since his shut down last September. And the pitching schedules for the spring — after some haranguing for the players leaving for the World Baseball Classic — are starting to fall into place.

Here’s the schedule for Saturday and Sunday for the pitchers:



Making the trip to Port St. Lucie for the 12:10 p.m. game:

Stephen Strasburg
Craig Stammen
Bill Bray
Fernando Abad
Erik Davis
Cole Kimball
Pat McCoy

Staying behind and throwing bullpens:

Gio Gonzalez
Ross Detwiler
Ross Ohlendorf
Nathan Karns
Ryan Mattheus


Scheduled to pitch against the Marlins at Space Coast Stadium:

Jordan Zimmermann
Zach Duke
Yunesky Maya
Jeremy Accardo
Will Ohman
Drew Storen
Tanner Roark

Scheduled to throw a bullpen:

Dan Haren
Ryan Perry
Rafael Soriano
Tyler Clippard