Ian Desmond (hand) has returned to the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.
Desmond is back at short, hitting sixth and facing Cole Hamels, against whom he is just 7-for-38 in his career. Prolly not the ideal situation to come back, but having him in the lineup is the positive note we want to take away from this news.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Miguel Castro will open the season in the majors.
Castro flew under the radar in the minors last season, but is making the rare jump from A-Ball to the majors. This is thanks to his (likely) temporary move to the bullpen for the Spring, which enabled his stuff to tick up a bit in shorter outings. He's likely next in line to receive saves should Brett Cecil fail, and the 20-year old is worth keeping an eye on. Analysis: Ben Diamond