Opening Day lineup vs. Erik Bedard
SS Michael Young
CF Josh Hamilton
3B Hank Blalock
DH Milton Bradley
LF David Murphy
RF Marlon Byrd
C Gerald Laird
1B Ben Broussard
Yes, Washington is going with Blalock at cleanup hitter. He said Bradley is not ready for the role and Blalock has convinced him that he can bat cleanup. Frank Catalanotto will be on the bench for Opening Day but will still be out there plenty against right-handed pitchers. Broussard will bat last.
Hamilton was at DH on Thursday but will be in center on Opening Day. Bradley is close but not ready for the outfield.
Released from the Minor Leagues: Chris Stewart, Jason Davis and Edgardo Alfonzo.