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Jayson Werth | Outfielder | #28

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 226
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (22) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals transferred OF Jayson Werth from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move frees up a 40-man roster spot. Werth remains out indefinitely with nagging soreness in his left foot. Jul 23 - 1:39 PM

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Jayson Werth still experiences pain in his left foot when he tries to run.

Werth has backed off his rehab from a first metacarpal fracture and there is currently no timetable for his return to the Nationals' active roster. The veteran outfielder landed on the disabled list June 4.
Jul 18 - 7:28 PM

Jayson Werth (foot) won't be ready to return from the disabled list next weekend as hoped.

Werth's recovery from a bone bruise in his left foot just hasn't come along as quickly as hoped. It's unclear at this point how big of a setback it is but the outfielder has already missed nearly six weeks of action and it appears that he'll be out at least another couple weeks.
Jul 14 - 5:08 PM

Jayson Werth (foot) might be ready to return from the disabled list in two weeks.

Werth is slowly ramping things back up after missing over a month of action with a bone bruise in his left foot. The two-week timetable provided by Nationals manager Dusty Baker is a rough estimate, so we can't write it in stone.
Jul 7 - 4:56 PM

Jayson Werth (foot) went through portions of the Nationals' pre-game workouts on Tuesday.

It's the first time he's done so since he landed on the disabled list at the beginning of June. Werth recently begun taking some light swings, although he can't take batting practice on the field yet and has been careful not to put too much weight on his ailing left foot. He's multiple weeks away from a return.
Source: MASN Sports
Jun 28 - 1:22 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Jayson Werth (foot) took a few swings Sunday.

Werth was unable to put all of his weight on his injured left foot just a couple of days ago, but he's slowly making progress. The veteran outfielder could soon travel to West Palm Beach to ramp up baseball activities. Baker is hopeful that Werth will be back after the All-Star break.
Jun 26 - 4:07 PM

Jayson Werth (foot) is no longer wearing a walking boot but is still unable to put all of his weight on his injured left foot.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that Werth is "making pretty good progress," but clearly he's still got a ways to go. The Nats won't rush him.
Jun 23 - 3:49 PM

Jayson Werth (foot) has yet to resume baseball activities.

The feeling when Werth was placed on the disabled list two weeks ago was that his bruised left foot injury would be a short-term thing, but he's obviously progressed slower than expected. The outfield continues to receive treatment and has been exercising in a pool, but he's not close to a rehab assignment.
Jun 19 - 5:02 PM

Nationals placed OF Jayson Werth on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 4, with a left foot contusion.

Werth fouled a ball off the foot Saturday and hasn't recovered as quickly as hoped. The feeling is that he's probably only a few days away from being ready to play, but the Nationals didn't want to play with a short bench. Ryan Raburn has taken his roster spot and should see starts against lefties, with Brian Goodwin playing versus righties.
Jun 5 - 6:16 PM

Jayson Werth (foot) will be placed on the 10-day disabled list.

The feeling is that Werth is probably only a few days away from being ready to play, but the Nationals didn't want to play with a short bench. He should be ready to return in mid-June. Ryan Raburn will take Werth's spot on the roster.
Jun 5 - 5:04 PM

Nationals' manager Dusty Baker said after Sunday's game that Jayson Werth's injured foot wasn't doing well and that the veteran outfielder is still walking on crutches.

Werth fouled a ball off of his foot during Saturday's game. While the injury didn't sound serious initially, and X-rays came back negative, it sounds like there's a chance that Werth could require a trip to the disabled list. Make sure to check on his status on Monday before setting weekly lineups.
Jun 4 - 8:26 PM

Jayson Werth (foot) is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Werth has a sore left foot as a result of a foul ball Saturday. He's day-to-day. Brian Goodwin is filling in in left field. The Nats get Bryce Harper back from his three-game suspension Sunday.
Jun 4 - 1:11 PM

Jayson Werth was pulled from Saturday's game against the A's after fouling a ball off his left foot.

Werth finished out the at-bat and singled to right field, but he struggled to make it down the first-base line and Wilmer Difo entered as a pinch-runner. Werth will probably sit out Sunday's series finale in Oakland.
Jun 3 - 7:36 PM

Jayson Werth is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday against the Pirates.

Werth has been dealing with some minor groin tightness, so he'll grab a day of rest in the Nats' series finale versus Pittsburgh. Brian Goodwin is starting in left field and batting second on Thursday afternoon.
May 18 - 10:35 AM

Jayson Werth (groin) has returned to the Nationals' lineup on Tuesday against the Pirates.

Werth sat out Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with groin tightness, but he's feeling better now. The 37-year-old is batting .303 with six homers and a .911 OPS through 31 games this season.
May 16 - 3:24 PM

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