PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Unemployed two weeks ago and relegated to minor-league camp two days ago, Xavier Nady found himself starting for the Nationals this afternoon.
VIERA, Fla. -- Davey Johnson thought he had his Opening Day bench all figured out. Jesus Flores would serve as No. 2 catcher. Steve Lombardozzi would be the backup middle infielder.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- I've been covering games in the Grapefruit League since 2001, but until today I'd never been to Sarasota.