• Johnson announced that Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche and Jayson Werth most likely will not play during the first week of the Grapefruit League season. There is nothing wrong with the trio. Johnson plans to start them off slowly.
• Johnson plans to start Bryce Harper in left field, while Moore will be in right. Johnson wants Harper and Moore to get used to Denard Span, who will play center field, and shortstop Ian Desmond and second baseman Danny Espinosa will likely play during the first week. "I want to get comfortable … with the cutoff positions for Span," Johnson said. "So that is my main concern early," Johnson said. "Since we have a week early in games, I'm just going to hit the things that I [feel are important]."