VIERA, Fla. — The Washington Nationals will travel back to Port St. Lucie Monday night for their third game of the spring.
With the World Baseball Classic this spring, Major League Baseball has waived the rule that say that a team must bring a certain number of “major league” players to road games in spring training. That helps explain Monday night’s lineup in which Tyler Moore, Steve Lombardozzi and Gio Gonzalez represent the only players who spent the majority of the 2012 season in the majors.
There are plenty of top prospects making the trip, however, so it will still be interesting to see how they fare against the New York Mets.
At any rate, here is the lineup for Monday’s game, as well as the full travel roster:
Eury Perez CF
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Corey Brown RF
Tyler Moore DH
Chris Marrero 1B
Carlos Rivero LF
Matt Skole 3B
Chris Snyder C
Zach Walters SS
Gio Gonzalez P
Nationals’ travel roster for Monday
The Nationals who are not making the trip will workout at the complex in Viera in the morning. Stephen Strasburg and Craig Stammen are scheduled to throw bullpens on Monday.
Tuesday, Ross Detwiler will start in Orlando against the Atlanta Braves. Also joining that trip will be Ryan Perry, Fernando Abad, Jeremy Accardo, Bill Bray, Will Ohman and Cole Kimball. Tyler Clippard and Zach Duke are scheduled to throw bullpens back in Viera on Tuesday as well.