Lineups: Nats vs. Tigers in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - If you needed more evidence that Victor Robles and Eric Thames emerged from Saturday’s return from injury feeling strong, here it is: Both are back in the lineup today against the Tigers.

Robles will again lead off and serve as designated hitter. Thames, who was the DH in Saturday’s home split-squad game, will bat second and play first base. All of this is a good sign that both guys are fully healed and ready for the two-week push to get ready for opening day. Robles and Thames are joined in the lineup by Starlin Castro, Juan Soto and Asdrúbal Cabrera, among others. And they’ll be going up against old pal Jordan Zimmermann, who gets the start for Detroit.

Fedde-Delivers-White-sidebar.jpgErick Fedde is on the mound for the Nationals, and it’s possible this will be the last chance he gets to make a start down here. With time running out and members of the rotation needing to line themselves up for their first starts of the regular season, there may not be another opportunity for Fedde to make his case for the No. 5 job. With Joe Ross and Austin Voth having already pitched well (and being out of options), it’s always been an uphill climb for Fedde.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. DETROIT TIGERS
Where: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: None
Radio: 106.7 FM, MLB.com
Weather: Cloudy, 72 degrees, wind 20 mph in from right field

NATIONALS
DH Victor Robles
1B Eric Thames
2B Starlin Castro
LF Juan Soto
3B Asdrúbal Cabrera
C Welington Castillo
RF Andrew Stevenson
CF Michael A. Taylor
SS Wilmer Difo

RHP Erick Fedde

TIGERS
RF Cameron Maybin
SS Niko Goodrum
DH Miguel Cabrera
1B C.J. Cron
2B Jonathan Schoop
LF Christin Stewart
3B Jordy Mercer
C Austin Romine
CF Troy Stokes Jr.

RHP Jordan Zimmermann

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