Stephen Strasburg closed out a strong spring Tuesday with a 1.83 ERA, setting himself up for his Opening Day start against the Mets.
The Nationals released veteran lefty Michael Gonzalez, reducing the number of competitors still battling for the final bullpen job.
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.