• Manager Davey Johnson announced that right-hander Stephen Strasburg will start Washington's first Grapefruit League game against the Mets on Saturday afternoon in Port Lucie, Fla., while right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will pitch the second game against the Marlins at Space Coast Stadium on Sunday.
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez will start the third game Monday against the Mets in Port St. Lucie. It will be the first of three starts for Gonzalez before he leaves camp for the World Baseball Classic.
• Reliever Henry Rodriguez, who has a right bicep injury, long tossed Monday without any problems. Johnson said Rodriguez will likely have his first bullpen session of the spring in a couple of days.
• Reliever Ryan Mattheus had a bullpen session Monday, but was sent home soon after because of flu-like symptoms. He is expected to work out Tuesday.
• General manager Mike Rizzo: "Nothing has surprised me [during Spring Training]. I'm pleased with the physical conditioning that everyone has showed up in. They are in shape. They are getting their work in. You guys go past the weight room all the time. It's jam packed and guys are willing to go in, they want to go in there. I think it shows on the field where guys can get their throwing in, get their running in. There are very few guys that are curtailed at what they can do."