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Derek Jeter and the Yankees will face Ian Desmond and the Nats on March 29.
On a day the Nationals essentially finalized their lineup for the 2013 season by re-signing Adam LaRoche, the team announced the first time fans will be able to see them in action in Washington, D.C. this season.
The Nats will host the New York Yankees at Nationals Park March 29 at 2:05 p.m. in their final exhibition game before opening the regular season three days later against the Miami Marlins.
The Nationals were swept New York in Washington last June by a combined score of 16-6 in a three-game interleague series. The Yankees rarely travel to D.C. for games, and with them come massive crowds. All three games between the teams in 2012 drew at least 41,000 patrons.
The Nationals ended their exhibition schedule last year against the Boston Red Sox on April 3 with an 8-7 loss at Nationals Park. The one game against the Yankees will mark the only time the Nationals face either AL East powerhouse this year.
Portions of the game's proceeds will benefit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the team announced in a press release. The organization is "committed to improving the lives of children throughout the Washington Capital Region."
Pitchers and catchers are tentatively set to report for the Nationals on Feb. 12 in Viera, Fla. Their Grapefruit League opener will be Feb. 23 against the Mets in Port St. Lucie, with their Viera finale March 28 (also against the Mets).