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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.

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Morning notes and lineups

The Nationals are on the field doing cutoff drills right now, a few hours before their game with the Tigers this afternoon at Space Coast Stadium. Here are the morning notes.

No relief for struggling Clippard

With each early appearance he made this spring, Tyler Clippard was reaffirming the Nationals faith and trust in him as a reliever. A candidate for the team's up-for-grabs ninth inning role, Clippard had posted three scoreless outings in four apperances before this week. Since Wednesday, it has been a different story.

Making room for Brian Broderick

With less than two weeks until Opening Day, Rule V draft pick Brian Broderick has not only proven that he belongs at major league spring training, he's making a case for a spot on the Nationals 25-man roster.

Morning notes and lineups

The Nationals are back home in Viera after a three-day stretch of road games, taking on the Cardinals this afternoon at Space Coast Stadium.

Desmond at leadoff? It could happen

Ian Desmond is batting leadoff tonight and Rick Ankiel, batting second, is playing center field. Get used to it. If Ankiel wins the center field job over likely leadoff hitters Nyjer Morgan or Roger Bernadina, Desmond could be seeing a lot more time as a leadoff hitter.