Washington Nationals At New York Yankees: Friday Spring GameThread.

March 6, 2012; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) pitches in the third inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Chien-Ming Wang's injury is still being called a "strained left hamstring." The word out of Florida this morning is that the 31-year-old right-hander will miss a few weeks "minimum" which could set back the start of his 2012 campaign. Michael Morse did not make the trip to the New York Yankees' Spring home for this afternoon's 1:05 pm EDT start as he continues to recover from a lat strain. Wilson Ramos is back in the lineup after sitting with a heel issue. No word on Rick Ankiel. Chris Marrero was seen taking grounders this morning as he works his way back from a torn hamstring. There are your injury updates. The Nats send 26-year-old left-hander Gio Gonzalez to the mound this afternoon against the Yankees. The lineup the Nationals are sending to Tampa, Florida's Steinbrenner Field was announced yesterday, and it features a mix of veterans and young Nats fighting for spots on the Nats' roster. Here's the lineup that will be playing behind Gio Gonzalez and against the Yankees' CC Sabathia:

• Nationals vs Yankees:

  1. Ian Desmond - SS
  2. Steve Lombardozzi - 3B
  3. Mark DeRosa - 1B
  4. Wilson Ramos - DH
  5. Jesus Flores - C
  6. Jason Michaels - LF
  7. Brett Carroll - RF
  8. Bryce Harper - CF
  9. Andres Blanco - 2B
  10. Gio Gonzalez - SP
Bryce Harper's hitless since returning from a calf strain. (Enough with the injuries already, Nats.) The 19-year-old's 0 for 5 since returning to action. How will the Nats' 2010 no.1 overall pick do against Sabathia, the Yankees' 31-year-old All-Star left-hander? The game is available on MLB.tv or on SNY if you're in the NY area. No radio coverage. Who's Watching The Nationals?
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