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03/30/09 6:54 PM ET

Young set for return

Reserve first baseman ready to see first action since March 1

VIERA, Fla. -- Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young will play in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. It will be Young's first game since March 1 against the Orioles.

Young, who was recently put on the 40-man roster, has missed most of Spring Training because of a bad back. He likely will not start the season with the team due to a lack of game-shape fitness.

In other news, right-hander Daniel Cabrera is expected to throw a simulated game on Tuesday and start against the Orioles on Friday. Cabrera missed his last start against the Marlins on Sunday because of neck spasms.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.