VIERA, Fla. -- A day before playing the Mets in Port. St. Lucie, Fla., the Nationals were practicing at Space Coast Stadium.
Denard Span, Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper were getting to know one another in the outfield. They were working on throwing to the cutoff man, which involved shortstop Ian Desmond and second baseman Danny Espinosa.
"Today we worked on cutoff and relays for the first time. It's just all about feel," Span said. "This is everybody's first time playing with me and vice versa."
Manager Davey Johnson said he was impressed with Span's arm strength and routes to the ball.