Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Batting leadoff...Bryce Harper? Nats skipper Davey Martinez is open to the idea. "Maybe. We'll talk about, play with it. Before I do it, I'll definitely have a conversation with him." Harper, who hit leadoff last Saturday, hasn't done it during the regular season since 2013, when he did it 16 times. If the Cubs, where Martinez served as Joe Maddon's bench coach the last three years, are any indication, Martinez means what he says: Slugger Anthony Rizzo, who had never hit leadoff prior to 2017, did it 14 times last season.