Stephen Strasburg makes a dress rehearsal for Opening Day today, facing the Mets in Viera. Get live updates on Nats Insider!
Doug Fister will start Thursday against minor leaguers, not big leaguers, as the Nationals try to get the right-hander ready to open the season on-time.
The Nationals released veteran catcher Chris Snyder, a move that leaves them with 33 players remaining on their spring-training roster.
Steve Lombardozzi was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday for veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez.