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Jayson Werth | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jayson Werth is not in Friday's lineup due to the flu.
He should be fine in a day or two. Nate Schierholtz is in right field Friday in Werth's place. Sep 12 - 4:58 PM

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Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

Werth was hit by a pitch on Thursday (which led to Bartolo Colon's ejection), but it appears this is just a day of rest. It's his first day off in 23 games. Nate Schierholtz is in right field Friday in Werth's place.
Sep 12 - 3:38 PM

Jayson Werth went 0-for-3 with a walk against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Nobody hits Clayton Kershaw, but there was at least some hope that Werth might. He went 3-for-3 against the Cy Young frontrunner back in May, and came into the game 9-for-24 (.375) with two homers lifetime against the stud left-hander. Tonight wasn't his night. Werth has still homered in three of his last five and hit safely in nine of 11.
Sep 3 - 1:25 AM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base against the Giants on Sunday.

Werth had two of the Nationals' 14 runs scored on the afternoon. He also stole a base, his seventh steal and second in the last two games. Werth has three straight multi-hit games to raise his line to .289/.379/.445. He's got 70 RBI and 70 runs scored on the year.
Aug 24 - 6:36 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two RBI in Saturday's 6-2 defeat of the Giants.

Werth hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning and then another RBI single in the bottom of the second. He also notched his sixth base-steal of 2014. The Nationals are 20 games above .500 here on August 23.
Aug 23 - 8:08 PM

Jayson Werth hit his 13th home run of the season on Friday against the Giants.

The fourth inning dinger was a solo shot off of Tim Hudson to draw the Nationals to within 3-2. Unfortunately for Werth and the Nats, the Giants would pull away late in the contest and win 10-3. The home run gave Werth 67 RBI on the season. Werth is slashing a very respectable .285/.375/.434 this season.
Aug 22 - 11:58 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) is in the Nationals' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Diamondbacks.

Werth entered Sunday's game as a pinch-hitter and wound up scoring both the tying run (in the ninth inning) and game-winning run (in the 11th). The veteran outfielder had been held out of the Nats' lineup for eight of nine games due to a right shoulder injury.
Aug 18 - 3:37 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) scored two runs Sunday in the Nationals' defeat of the Pirates.

Werth entered as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the ninth and wound up remaining in the 11th-inning victory the rest of the way. He drew a walk and scored the tying run in his first at-bat and then hit a leadoff double and scored the winning run in his second at-bat. The veteran outfielder appears ready to return to full-time duty after sitting out eight of the Nationals' last nine games with a shoulder injury.
Aug 18 - 3:53 AM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

The Nats were hoping Werth would be ready to go Sunday, but the outfielder has now missed eight of the last nine games due to an injured right shoulder. Michael Taylor is again getting the start in right field.
Aug 17 - 1:39 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) remains out of the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

Werth was hoping to be cleared to play Saturday after hitting off of a tee prior to Friday's game without difficulty, but he'll get another day of rest for his injured right shoulder. Kevin Frandsen is starting in his place in left field and will hit second for the Nats, with Bryce Harper sliding over to right.
Aug 16 - 3:39 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) will hit off a tee Friday and go through a full workout on Saturday.

It's possible that he'll be cleared to return to the lineup Saturday, but Sunday appears to be the more realistic target. Werth was given a cortisone shot Wednesday to deal with pain in his right shoulder and is feeling much better. Michael Taylor is in right field again Friday.
Aug 15 - 4:38 PM

Jayson Werth told Nationals manager Matt Williams on Thursday that his right shoulder feels 50 percent better.

Werth was given a cortisone shot Wednesday to deal with the pain and he's already making progress. It's possible he could be available to pinch-hit Friday and return to the starting lineup Saturday.
Aug 14 - 5:18 PM

Jayson Werth will sit out the next couple games after being given a cortisone shot in his ailing right shoulder.

The MRI on Werth's shoulder apparently didn't show any structural damage, but he needed a pain-killing injection to combat the soreness. The outfielder should be ready to rejoin the Nationals' lineup sometime over the weekend. Michael Taylor will continue to hold down right field while Werth is out.
Aug 13 - 3:27 PM

Jayson Werth is facing a misdemeanor reckless driving charge for reportedly driving 105 mph in a 55 mph zone.

The incident occurred on July 15 in Northern Virginia. Werth was released on summons and had a court date scheduled for August 8, but that's been continued to November 12. He seems unlikely to face any discipline from Major League Baseball due to the infraction.
Aug 13 - 12:07 AM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) will undergo an MRI.

Werth aggravated his inflamed right shoulder on Sunday. Nationals manager Matt Williams thinks the outfielder will avoid the disabled list, but we won't know for sure until the test results come back. Michael Taylor is in right field Tuesday.
Aug 12 - 6:14 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Tyler Moore
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
SS1Ian Desmond
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
4Steven Souza
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PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis
10Xavier Cedeno
11Aaron Barrett
12Blake Treinen