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Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees: Thursday Grapefruit GameThread

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February 23, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA;  Washington Nationals starting  pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (40) throws to first during fielding drills at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE
February 23, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (40) throws to first during fielding drills at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE

Chien-Ming Wang pitched for the New York Yankees for five years before the shoulder injury that sidelined him for two seasons brought his time with the team that signed him out of Tawain in 2000 to an end. The soon-to-turn 32-year-old right-hander, in his third season in D.C. (second on the mound) faces the Yankees this afternoon in Viera, Florida's Space Coast Stadium. Wang's started slowly this Spring, but he makes his second Grapefruit League start this afternoon after allowing three hits and two runs in 2.0 IP the first time out. Bryce Harper's back in right field after playing a game in center last night. Jayson Werth's taking over in center today. The Yankees traveling lineup today is light on big names for the first game of the home and home Spring matchup with the AL East powerhouse this afternoon...

• Here's the Nats' lineup for this afternoon's game:

  1. Roger Bernadina - CF
  2. Danny Espinosa - 2B
  3. Ryan Zimmerman - 3B
  4. Chad Tracy - DH
  5. Adam LaRoche - 1B
  6. Jayson Werth - CF
  7. Bryce Harper - RF
  8. Steve Lombardozzi - SS
  9. Jhonatan Solano - C
  10. Chien-Ming Wang - SP
• Who's Watching The Nationals?