With cleanup hitter Michael Morse and center fielder Rick Ankiel on the DL, the Nationals will turn to a couple of backups in tomorrow's opener.
A summary of each Nationals player on the roster and what they have to do to make 2012 a success.
Mark Zuckerman and Chase Hughes look at the biggest storylines and make predictions as the Nationals get set for Opening Day 2012.
In a surprising move on the final day of spring training, the Nationals sent two-time Opening Day starter John Lannan to Syracuse and announced lefty Ross Detwiler will begin the season in their rotation.
Apparently released by the Nationals earlier today, veteran right-hander Chad Durbin was immediately scooped up by their NL East rivals.