Nationals’ Harper to make spring debut Monday
Jayson Werth, who signed a seven-year, $126 million free agent contract with Washington in the offseason, will not make the trip. Neither will All-Star third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and another free agent addition, first baseman Adam LaRoche. Their debuts likely will come Tuesday or Wednesday when Washington hosts the Mets and the Florida Marlins in Viera.
Chad Gaudin will pitch the first game for Washington on Monday. Livan Hernandez throws Tuesday and John Lannan goes Wednesday.