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Topic - Jeff Kobernus
Doug Fister struck out the first two batters he faced in his spring debut with Washington, and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 Sunday.
Though he's competing for the starting job at second base, Danny Espinosa spent more time at shortstop during the Nationals' first full-squad workout.
The Cal product ended up playing with 24 games and showed his impressive range of tools, but never really got a chance for regular at-bats to show whether he belonged.
The Washington Nationals have promoted right-hander Taylor Jordan from Double-A Harrisburg and are having him make his big league debut right away.
Dan Haren's support is paltry, with the Nationals scoring 2.9 runs per game he starts, and the seventh-worst mark in the major leagues. But Stephen Strasburg has borne the brunt of the Nationals' offensive woes.
There is neither time nor space to get into much detail about all that's gone wrong. But let's disavow ourselves of the notion that the offseason trade of Morse belongs on the list of things to blame for a disappointing 2013 season.
In a 7-0 beating of the Minnesota Twins Sunday afternoon, the Nationals took the first game of a doubleheader and put another game into the category of "possible streak starter."
Around 11 a.m., bench coach Randy Knorr approached Jeff Kobernus and told the natural second baseman and converted outfielder that, with Denard Span resting a sore right foot in the first game, he'd be getting his first major league start in center field.
"I knew there was a chance," said Kobernus. "But I just try to be ready every day."