The Washington Times - March 11, 2013, 10:30AM

VIERA, Fla. — It’s a bright and breezy 72-degree afternoon at Sun Coast Stadium where Stephen Strasburg will start against the Atlanta Braves. A little farther South, Gio Gonzalez is in Miami awaiting his Tuesday start for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

After the split-squad Wednesday, Davey Johnson said they’ll likely cut the roster a bit more, adding that he’s likely to start putting relievers in what will be their future roles by next week. 


“Some guys are ahead of others,” Johnson said. “[Tyler] Clippard said after the last time out, ‘I’m ready.’ He looked ready.”

Here are the lineups for Monday’s game:


Denard Span, CF

Jayson Werth, RF

Bryce Harper, LF

Ryan Zimmerman, DH

Adam LaRoche, 1B

Ian Desmond, SS

Danny Espinosa, 2B

Kurt Suzuki, C

Chad Tracy, 3B


Stephen Strasburg, RHP



Tyler Pastornicky, SS

Jordan Schafer, RF

Justin Upton, LF

Juan Francisco, 3B

B.J. Upton, DH

Ernesto Mejia, 1B

Blake DeWitt, 2B

Christian Bethancourt, C


Paul Maholm, LHP