Nats finalize opening day roster

We knew this was coming, but the Nationals officially reassigned left-handed reliever J.C. Romero to minor league camp this afternoon, a move that finalizes their opening day 25-man roster.

Romero will open the season in the bullpen at Triple-A Syracuse and serve as insurance in case of injury or if the Nats need more left-handed presence in their 'pen.

The Nats will break camp with 13 position players and 12 pitchers, opting to go with a five-man bench and a seven-man bullpen, as they did most of last season.

Zach Duke will serve as the only left-hander in the bullpen.

Here's how the roster will be composed:

Starting Pitchers
RHP Stephen Strasburg
LHP Gio Gonzalez
RHP Jordan Zimmermann
RHP Dan Haren
LHP Ross Detwiler

Relief Pitchers
LHP Zach Duke
RHP Craig Stammen
RHP Henry Rodriguez
RHP Ryan Mattheus
RHP Tyler Clippard
RHP Drew Storen
RHP Rafael Soriano

Catchers
C Wilson Ramos
C Kurt Suzuki

Infielders
1B Adam LaRoche
2B Danny Espinosa
SS Ian Desmond
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B/3B Chad Tracy
INF Steve Lombardozzi

Outfielders
LF Bryce Harper
CF Denard Span
RF Jayson Werth
OF Roger Bernadina
OF/1B Tyler Moore

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