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Jayson Werth | Outfielder | #28

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 226
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (22) / BAL
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Jayson Werth (groin) has returned to the Nationals' starting lineup on Sunday.
Werth missed the previous three games due to a sore groin. He's batting seventh against Zack Wheeler and the Mets on Sunday. Apr 23 - 4:46 PM

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Jayson Werth (groin) remains out of the Nationals' lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets.

The veteran outfielder is still battling a sore hamstring and will miss his third straight start. Michael Taylor will start in center field for the Nats and is batting eighth against Jacob deGrom and the Mets on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 1:08 PM

Jayson Werth (groin) remained out of the lineup Friday.

Werth tweaked his groin Wednesday and will miss a second straight start. The hope is that he'll be ready by Sunday. Chris Heisey is in left field. The Nationals are also sitting out Ryan Zimmerman and Matt Wieters, as Adam Lind is at first base and Jose Lobaton is catching.
Apr 21 - 3:43 PM

Jayson Werth said his groin is already feeling better.

Werth said he was "pretty sore" Wednesday but was only feeling regular sore on Thursday. He's hoping to be back in the lineup on Friday or Saturday. Adam Eaton will shift to left field with Michael Taylor manning center Thursday against Atlanta.
Apr 20 - 5:42 PM

Jayson Werth (groin) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday night.

Werth was lifted from Wednesday's win over the Braves with a groin spasm and will rest up during Thursday's series finale at SunTrust Park. Adam Eaton is in left field and Michael Taylor is in center against Atlanta.
Apr 20 - 3:59 PM

Jayson Werth was lifted from Wednesday's win over the Braves with a groin spasm.

"Groin spasm" is a new one for us. Nationals manager Dusty Baker passed along that colorful injury description after the game. Werth initially sustained the injury while checking his swing on a 1-0 pitch from Julio Teheran in the third inning. The veteran outfielder should be considered day-to-day and will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Apr 19 - 11:30 PM

Jayson Werth was forced out of Wednesday's game against the Braves due to a possible leg injury.

Werth suffered his apparent left leg injury while checking his swing on a 1-0 pitch in the third inning of Wednesday's game. After the check swing, the veteran outfielder signaled to the trainer and was subsequently helped off to the dugout. He was replaced by Chris Heisey at the plate. The Nationals should provide an update on his status after the game.
Source: MASN Sports
Apr 19 - 9:27 PM

Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Phillies.

Manager Dusty Baker has indicated that he'll give Werth plenty of breathers this season to keep him fresh, so this is no real surprise. Chris Heisey is starting in his place in left field and hitting sixth for the Nats on Saturday.
Apr 15 - 10:27 AM

Jayson Werth launched a three-run homer on Friday, helping to power the Nationals to a victory over the Phillies.

It's the second consecutive game that the veteran outfielder has gone deep in. His three-run shot off of Sammy Solis in the fifth inning gave the Nationals a 7-0 advantage. It was also his only hit of the day, finishing 1-for-4. He's off to a nice start, hitting .313/.313/.688 with four RBI.
Apr 7 - 6:47 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with his first homer of the season in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.

Werth hit the seventh-inning dinger off Marlins reliever Kyle Barraclough. He's 4-for-12 on the young season. Even as his batting average has dropped off with age, the 37-year-old still has some pop, hitting 21 jacks in 2016.
Apr 6 - 10:27 PM

The Nationals will back off Jayson Werth after he fouled a ball off his toe on Tuesday.

Werth was previously in line to play a full nine innings on Wednesday, but there's been a change of plans. It sounds like the rest is mostly precautionary, as he's expected to return this week.
Mar 29 - 10:33 AM

Jayson Werth socked a two-run home run against the Marlins on Tuesday.

Werth has had a rough go of it this spring with just nine hits in 48 at-bats, but six of those base knocks have come over his last seven games so perhaps he's heating up a bit. Slated to turn 38 in May, Werth is entering the final year of his seven-year, $126 million contract.
Mar 28 - 10:56 PM

Jayson Werth went 0-for-3 on Tuesday and is just 3-for-29 this spring.

It's looked like Nationals manager Dusty Baker was leaning toward batting Werth second, but we'll have to see if that holds up with Werth struggling this spring. It's not anything new for Werth to have a tough March. In fact, he last posted an .800 OPS in a Grapefruit League campaign in 2009.
Mar 21 - 4:11 PM

Jayson Werth was held out of the Nationals lineup on Saturday due to a sore knee.

Nationals' manager Dusty Baker indicated that the issue is minor and that Werth tried to talk his way into the lineup. He'll return to Grapefruit League action on Monday.
Mar 18 - 10:23 AM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-2 with a three-run homer and a walk Thursday in the Nationals' 13-1 win over the Astros.

Werth has a history of poor spring that seem to have little impact on what he's going to do in the regular season. Last year, he hit 20 homers for the first time in three years, finishing with 21. His playing time was somewhat in question at this time last year, what with both Ben Revere and Michael Taylor competing for at-bats, but that's not really the case this time around.
Mar 2 - 5:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
3Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Kelley
2Koda Glover
3Blake Treinen
4Sammy Solis
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Enny Romero
8Matt Albers