Also scheduled to pitch: Jonathon Papelbon, Takashi Saito, Hideko Okajima, Jinuchi Tazawa and Wes Littleton.
Dustin Pedroia is doing some soft toss and is expected to take batting practice on Thursday.
John Smoltz says the recovery from shoulder surgery has been "a slow crawl", but his first bullpen session is scheduled for March 25.
After a two-inning side session tomorrow, Brad Penny may face the Tigers on Monday.
John Farrell, on Daisuke Matsuzaka's six-inning, 86-pitch effort in the WBC:
The reports were he used his secondary stuff very effectively. He threw quite a number of changeups, didn't seemingly overthrow his fastball. He looked like he had a very good rhythm for the six innings that he pitched, and really was a model of efficiency ...Amalie Benjamin has a feature on fireballer Daniel Bard. In seven spring innings, Bard has allowed only three hits and two walks while striking out 10.
Julian Tavarez compares signing with the Nationals to wearing "beer goggles":
Why did I sign with the Nationals? When you go to a club at 4 in the morning, and you're just waiting, waiting, a 600-pounder looks like J-Lo. And to me this is Jennifer Lopez right here. It's 4 in the morning. Too much to drink. So, Nationals: Jennifer Lopez to me.Thanks to SG!