The Grapefruit League opener for the Nationals is tomorrow in Port St. Lucie against the rival New York Mets and for now, your starting catcher is Derek Norris and your DH is Clint Robinson. We still don’t know when the roster move will be made to add Matt Wieters, but what appears significant is that Clint Robinson does not appear to be the DFA unless he already was waived and cleared the waiver wire and was already re-assigned. Stand by on this! Watch for Matt Skole, Matt Grace and Rafael Martin to see if any locker was emptied. UPDATE: Jose Marmalejos goes on the 60 day DL to open up a roster spot for Matt Wieters.
Matt Wieters has a locker set-up in the Nationals new locker room and his jersey number is #32 which meant Koda Glover would need a new number and he took #30 since #34 was already Bryce Harper’s. Glover realizes the pecking order, and gladly gave up the #32 to the All-Star veteran catcher.
Here is the line-up for tomorrow against the Mets:
- Trea Turner SS
- Adam Eaton CF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Michael Taylor LF
- Adam Lind 1B
- Derek Norris C
- Neftali Soto 3B
- Clint Robinson DH
Gio Gonzalez LHP
There you have everything we have for now.
Koda Glover said he asked Wieters if he wanted No. 32. Wieters said he did. Glover told him it was all his.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) February 24, 2017