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Stephen Strasburg scratched from Nationals lineup, Yankees get DJ LeMahieu back

The Yankees and Nationals return to action on Saturday with one big addition and one big subtraction.

Stephen Strasburg and Erick Fedde of the Washington Nationals talk during the Washington Nationals Summer Workouts at Nationals Park on July 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals return to action on Saturday after an early off day, and there are some notable changes on both sides. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET at Nationals Park and the game will air on FOX.

The Nationals announced earlier in the day they were scratching Stephen Strasburg from the start due to a nerve issue. He received a cortisone injection earlier in the week and the hope is that fixes the issue. Erick Fedde will get the start in his place.

Meanwhile, the Yankees will welcome DJ LeMahieu back into the lineup, where he will hit leadoff and play second base. He tested positive for Covid-19 in the lead up to the season and was not quite ready on Opening Day.

New York Yankees starting lineup

1. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
2. Aaron Judge, RF
3. Gleyber Torres, SS
4. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
5. Aaron Hicks, CF
6. Luke Voit, 1B
7. Gary Sanchez, C
8. Gio Urshela, 3B
9. Brett Gardner, LF
SP: James Paxton, LHP

Washington Nationals starting lineup

1. Trea Turner, SS
2. Adam Eaton, RF
3. Starlin Castro, 2B
4. Howie Kendrick, 1B
5. Asdrubal Cabrera, 3B
6. Kurt Suzuki, C
7. Carter Kieboom, DH
8. Victor Robles, CF
9. Michael A. Taylor, LF
SP: Erick Fedde, RHP