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Jayson Werth | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Jayson Werth is out of the Nationals' lineup Monday afternoon against the Reds.
The veteran outfielder also got a day off Sunday. Tyler Moore is starting in left field, Michael Taylor is in center, and Matt den Dekker is in right as the Nationals play a makeup game at home against Cincinnati. Sep 28 - 12:09 PM

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Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a day off. Matt den Dekker is handling left field.
Sep 27 - 10:34 AM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Friday against the Phillies.

Werth carried the load for the fading Nationals on Friday, hitting an RBI single in the first inning and a solo homer in the sixth. He's now up to six home runs this month, but he still owns a disappointing .228/.312/.404 batting line over 82 games overall.
Sep 25 - 9:52 PM

Jayson Werth slugged a pair of homers as the Nationals routed the Phillies to complete a series sweep on Wednesday.

Werth made it a 2-0 game with a solo homer to left-center off of Alec Asher in the fourth inning. The Nationals would begin to run away with the game in the middle innings, and Werth tacked on a second home run in the sixth inning, another solo shot. The outfielder had also homered twice with 5 RBI on Monday against the Phillies. He's currently sitting on 11 home runs, 38 RBI, and a .234/.316/.410 batting line.
Sep 16 - 9:59 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-6 with a grand slam and a solo home run in Monday's 11-inning victory against the Phillies

Werth put the Nationals up 5-2 in the fifth inning, ripping a grand slam to left field off of Aaron Nola. In the 10th inning, put the Nationals ahead 7-6 with a tie-breaking solo homer to left-center against Dalier Hinojosa. Werth has homered eight times on the season; four of them have come in September and six since August 27. Overall, he's batting a meager .229/.309/.387 with 36 RBI.
Sep 14 - 11:03 PM

Jayson Werth went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run and a strikeout in Sunday's win over the Braves.

Werth hammered homer No. 7 with two runners aboard in the second inning. While he's still slashing just .223/.300/.368, he's shown signs of life of late with an ongoing eight-game hitting streak. In the space of that streak, he's hit three homers and three doubles.
Sep 6 - 4:57 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

Werth connected for a two-run shot against Marlins starter Brad Hand in the third inning, then found daylight on an RBI double in the fifth. He finished out the game with three RBI. Injuries have taken their toll on the veteran outfielder, who is hitting just .209/.291/.336 with five homers and 25 RBI in 58 games. For what it's worth, he has notched two-hit games three times in his last 10 contests played.
Aug 30 - 4:55 PM

Jayson Werth went 1-for-4 with a double in Friday's loss to the Marlins.

The double was just Werth's ninth of the season. Injuries have limited him to 55 games and 204 at-bats to this point. When he's actually been able to play, it's been a colossal struggle for the veteran, who is slashing just .206/.285/.319 with four homers and 22 RBI.
Aug 28 - 10:34 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk against the Padres on Thursday.

It's Werth's second homer in 99 at-bats since he came off the disabled list a month ago. That the Nationals have moved him into the leadoff spot may restore a bit of his value in mixed leagues, but he still isn't any sort of great bet for the rest of the season. He just hasn't been completely healthy at any point.
Aug 27 - 10:27 PM

Updating an earlier report, Jayson Werth is in the Nationals starting lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

Clint Robinson was originally listed in the starting lineup but apparently manager Matt Williams had a change of heart. Werth will bat leadoff against right-hander Taylor Jungmann. Werth has hit just .175 in 80 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Aug 22 - 4:30 PM

Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

It appears to be nothing more than a routine day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Clint Robinson will start in his place in left field.
Aug 22 - 3:29 PM

Jayson Werth is batting leadoff for the Nationals on Tuesday night against the Rockies.

It's his first time in the leadoff position in 2015. Werth is batting just .184/.261/.270 in 46 games this season for Washington, but he's an attractive daily fantasy play versus Rockies right-hander David Hale.
Aug 18 - 4:59 PM

Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Friday.

Werth has continued to struggle in his return from the disabled list, and is slashing a mere .185/.256/.274 with three homers and 18 RBI in 157 at-bats on the season. Clint Robinson is starting in his place on Friday.
Aug 14 - 7:14 PM

Jayson Werth hit a solo home run in a 2-for-4 effort as the Nationals were handed a loss on Sunday by the Rockies.

Werth went back-to-back with Ryan Zimmerman in the second inning. His blast broke a 1-1 tie. The oft-injured outfielder is batting a meager .171 (7-for-41) in 12 games since returning from the disabled list on July 28. He has only three home runs and 16 RBI in 164 plate appearances on the season.
Aug 9 - 5:06 PM

Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals starting lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

It's a routine day off for the veteran. Clint Robinson will grab the start in left field. Werth has struggled to a .135 average since coming off the disabled list on July 28.
Aug 8 - 4:58 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
4Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Wilmer Difo
4Chris Bostick
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Michael Taylor
2Logan Schafer
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Blake Treinen
4Felipe Rivero
5Craig Stammen
6Sammy Solis
7A.J. Cole
8Matt Grace
9Aaron Barrett
10Rafael Martin
11Nick Lee
12Taylor Jordan
13Erik Davis
14Sean Burnett