Starting lineups: Nats vs. Twins in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hello from the Gulf Coast side of the state. The Nationals have traveled across Alligator Alley for only the second time this spring, this time to face the Twins.

Fedde-Fires-Gray-sidebar.jpgThis is Aníbal Sánchez’s day to pitch, but the veteran elected to stay back in West Palm Beach and face minor leaguers on one of the back fields. So it’ll be Erick Fedde getting his first actual start of the spring. Fedde, who has had an erratic camp to date, could certainly use a solid outing today, perhaps one of his final opportunities to make an impression in front of the big league staff.

The Nationals sent mostly younger guys on the trip, as you’d expect. But that means we still get to see Victor Robles and Juan Soto. And in an interesting twist, Robles is playing right field today, with Michael A. Taylor in center. This is an alignment Davey Martinez has said he’ll probably use this season when Adam Eaton has the day off. We’ll see how Robles looks in the corner this afternoon.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. MINNESOTA TWINS
Where: CenturyLink Sports Complex
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: None
Radio: MLB.com (Twins broadcast)
Weather: Mostly sunny, 84 degrees, wind 11 mph right field to left field

NATIONALS
RF Victor Robles
CF Michael A. Taylor
DH Juan Soto
1B Jake Noll
SS Carter Kieboom
2B Wilmer Difo
3B Adrián Sanchez
LF Andrew Stevenson
C Spencer Kieboom

RHP Erick Fedde

TWINS
RF Max Kepler
3B Marwin Gonzalez
DH Nelson Cruz
LF Eddie Rosario
2B Jonathan Schoop
1B Mitch Garver
CF Byron Buxton
C Jason Castro
SS Wander Javier

LHP Martin Pérez

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