Robertson sent down, plus Nats lineup (rest of cuts)

VIERA, Fla. - The Nationals are making their first round of roster cuts today, and left-handed reliever Tyler Robertson is among the group getting sent down.

Robertson was informed this morning that he's being sent over to minor league camp. He pitched two scoreless innings this spring, notching two saves, striking out two and walking one.

The burly left-hander re-signed with the Nats on a minor league deal this offseason. He was claimed off waivers from the Astros last year, but did not play with the Nationals, instead staying at Triple-A Syracuse the remainder of the season.

We'll see who else is among the cuts after speaking with manager Matt Williams here in a bit.

Update: The Nats announced they've also reassigned infielder Matt Skole, catcher Jeff Howell and right-hander Gabriel Alfaro to minor league camp.

If you're struggling to adjust to the hour of sleep we lost last night - and I know I am - I've got something that might cheer you up: spring training baseball, live on your television.

Today's game between the Nationals and Cardinals will air live on MASN HD, and you'll get to see Stephen Strasburg make his second start of spring.

You'll also get to see a host of regulars in the Nats' lineup. Here it is:

3B Anthony Rendon
SS Ian Desmond
RF Jayson Werth
C Wilson Ramos
2B Danny Espinosa
1B Brock Peterson
DH Scott Hairston
LF Nate McLouth
CF Eury Perez

RHP Stephen Strasburg

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