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Nationals-Astros lineups: Zimmerman returns to field

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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

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Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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