The Washington Times - March 16, 2013, 01:08PM

VIERA, Fla. — Ryan Zimmerman will make his spring debut at third base this evening when the Nationals take on the Houston Astros. And Zimmerman’s addition to the defense gives the Nationals a lineup that looks an awful lot like the one they will roll out on April 1 in Washington for Opening Day.

With Zimmerman able to play a few innings in the field, the Nationals are foregoing use of the designated hitter and right-hander Stephen Strasburg will become the first Nationals pitcher to hit this spring.


Here are the full lineups for tonight’s game, which is on MASN:


Denard Span CF
Jayson Werth RF
Bryce Harper LF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Wilson Ramos C
Stephen Strasburg P


Trevor Crowe LF
Brett Wallace 3B
Carlos Pena 1B
Fernando Martinez RF
Rick Ankiel CF
Carlos Corporan C
Marwin Gonzalez SS
Jake Elmore 2B
Lucas Harrell P