After Monday's off-day, the Nationals enter the final two weeks of spring training needing to resolve several issues before breaking camp.
It was clear this spring that Bryce Harper wasn't big-league material, but the 19-year-old outfielder probably won't need to spend much time at Class AAA Syracuse.
The Nationals have sent top prospect Bryce Harper to Syracuse to open the season, dashing the 19-year-old's hopes of making the Opening Day roster.
Edwin Jackson makes his fourth start of the spring as the Nationals host a Detroit lineup boasting plenty of regulars today in Viera.
Outfielderfirst baseman Xavier Nady, a career .275 hitter who has been beset by injuries in recent years, will report to minor-league camp in Viera.