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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 (shoulder) hit off a tee Wednesday.
It wasn't much -- he only took 10 swings -- but it was a step in the right direction for Werth, who underwent surgery in early January to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. The veteran outfield has some hurdles to cross, but he remains hopeful of being ready for the season. Mar 4 - 10:57 AM

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Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Jayson Werth (shoulder) will be limited early on in spring training.

Werth underwent surgery in early January to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. The original timeline called for 2-3 months of rehab time and he's currently a little over six weeks into the process. He's aiming to be ready for Opening Day, but it's going to be close.
Feb 25 - 2:43 PM

Jayson Werth has completed his five-day jail sentence in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Werth pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge late last month. He began serving his sentence on January 30 and was allowed to serve it on the weekends in order to rehab his surgically-repaired shoulder during the week. He was released from the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on Sunday. Werth can now turn his focus to baseball, but he's no sure thing to be ready for Opening Day.
Feb 11 - 10:32 AM

Jayson Werth will begin serving his five-day jail sentence in Fairfax County, Virginia on Friday.

Werth was handed the five-day sentence Thursday in the Fairfax County General Circuit Court after pleading guilty to reckless driving. He got busted back in July for driving his Porsche 105 mph in a 55 mph zone along Interstate 495. The 35-year-old outfielder will be on time for spring training, though January 9 shoulder surgery is going to keep him from activities for the first several weeks of camp. Werth is questionable for Opening Day.
Jan 29 - 1:46 PM

Jayson Werth was sentenced to five days in jail after pleading guilty to reckless driving Thursday in Fairfax County General Circuit Court.

Werth got busted back in July for driving his Porsche 105 mph in a 55 mph zone along a stretch of Interstate 495 in Northern Virginia. He was originally sentenced 10 days in jail, but his successful appeal has cut the punishment in half. The 35-year-old outfielder will presumably try to do the time before spring training, but he may not be allowed to pick the dates.
Jan 29 - 12:11 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) said Wednesday that his goal is to be ready for the start of the 2015 season.

"I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize the rest of my career but also want to get on the field and play," the outfielder told reporters. "It’s a balance. ... As soon as I’m ready, I’ll be back. ... My goal is Opening Day." Werth needed surgery in early January to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder -- a procedure that requires 2-3 months of rehab. It's going to be close.
Jan 22 - 12:49 PM

Jayson Werth underwent successful surgery Friday to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder.

The procedure confirmed that Werth doesn't have any "structural abnormalities," but he will require a 2-3 month rehab process. That makes it unlikely he'll be ready to go on Opening Day, though the Nationals are holding out hope he will be. Michael Taylor will handle the left field job at the start of the season if Werth is a no-go.
Jan 9 - 4:58 PM

Jayson Werth is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Friday on his right shoulder.

Yikes. Werth will need 2-3 months of recovery time, bringing into question his readiness for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. The 35-year-old outfielder missed a chunk of time last August due to discomfort in his right shoulder, and it obviously wasn't getting any better this winter. Michael Taylor would likely open 2015 as the Nationals' starting left fielder if Werth isn't recovered.
Jan 8 - 3:58 PM

According to James Wagner of the Washington Post, a jury trial is slated to hear Jayson Werth’s appeal for a reckless driving charge on February 3 in Fairfax County General Circuit Court.

Werth was found guilty of misdemeanor reckless driving last month for a July 6 incident and was sentenced to 10 days in jail. He appealed the ruling and has switched changed attorneys. The jury trial is only expected to last one day. Either way, it looks like the issue will be resolved before position players are expected to report to spring training.
Jan 7 - 2:17 PM

Jayson Werth's lawyer told Julie Carey of NBC4 in Washington, D.C. that he plans to appeal the judge's conviction and sentence.

Werth was found guilty Friday of a reckless driving charge in Virginia and sentenced to 10 days in jail along with losing his license for six month. He's only expected to serve five out of the 10 days, but hopes to get the sentence overturned.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 02:06:00 PM

Jayson Werth was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail on Friday for a reckless driving charge in Virginia.

Werth, 35, was pulled over on July 6 while driving 105 mph in a 55 mph per hour zone in Fairfax County. It was technically a 180-day sentence with 170 of the days suspended. He's expected to serve five days of the 10-day sentence. He will also lose his license for six months.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:29:00 PM

Jayson Werth finished 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and an RBI in Friday's loss to the Marlins.

Werth stepped to the plate in the sixth inning a home run shy of the cycle, but was hit with a pitch from Carter Capps. In his second attempt at the cycle, Werth struck out in the ninth. Werth has had a fantastic season at the dish, hitting .291/.394/.455 with 16 home runs, 82 RBI, nine stolen bases, and 85 runs scored.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:59:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 04:58:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 03:38:00 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.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 01:25:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
4Dan Butler
5Steven Lerud
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Mike Carp
4Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
4Wilmer Difo
5Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
5Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Bryce Harper
2Scott Hairston
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PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
7Taylor Hill
8Taylor Jordan
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Jerry Blevins
7Heath Bell
8Xavier Cedeno
9Blake Treinen
10Erik Davis
11Evan Meek
12Matt Grace
13Bruce Billings
14Rich Hill