Scherzer, COVID-depleted Nats finally set to play vs. Braves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have held a workout at their stadium as they prepare to finally start their season. A coronavirus outbreak has sidelined 11 players — four of whom tested positive for COVID-19 — and delayed Washington’s first game that counts until Tuesday. Washington will play the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Their game that was postponed on Monday will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Max Scherzer will pitch for the Nationals on Tuesday and Stephen Strasburg will start one of the games on Wednesday.