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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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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

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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

Jayson Werth (groin) is not in the Nationals' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Phillies.

Werth hopes to be ready to play the second game, but it's probably not a good bet. Brian Goodwin is in left field. The Nats also have Adam Lind at first base instead of Ryan Zimmerman.
May 14 - 11:41 AM

Jayson Werth left Saturday's game against the Phillies with groin tightness.

Chris Heisey replaced Werth in left field to begin the eighth inning. Werth missed three games with a similar groin issue last month but this doesn't seem to be as serious. He said his exit was precautionary and is confident he'll be able to play on Sunday. Werth went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks before exiting.
May 13 - 11:23 PM

Jayson Werth has been added to the Nationals' lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.

Werth was out initially, but it may have been a typo. He will start in left field and bat second versus Orioles left-hander Wade Miley. Chris Heisey is back on the bench.
May 10 - 3:41 PM

Jayson Werth is getting the night off Wednesday.

Chris Heisey will start in left field and bat seventh versus Orioles left-hander Wade Miley. It looks to be a routine day of rest for the veteran Werth.
May 10 - 3:06 PM

Jayson Werth went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and three RBI as the Nationals fell to the Phillies in extra innings on Sunday.

Werth just loves hitting in Philadelphia, and Sunday was no exception. He crushed a solo homer off of Phillies' starter Jeremy Hellickson in the first inning then tagged him again for a two-run blast in the fifth. Werth also doubled and scored three runs in the ballgame. He's off to a fantastic start this season, slashing .292/.382/.479 with five homers and 10 RBI.
May 7 - 6:32 PM

Jayson Werth is batting second for the Nationals on Sunday.

Michael Taylor was initially slated to hit in the No. 2 spot for the second straight day, but manager Dusty Baker made a wise switch and flip-flopped the two players, pushing Taylor down to the seven hole. Werth could stick in the spot for the long haul with Adam Eaton (knee) done for the season.
Apr 30 - 12:09 PM

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

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

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C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
3Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Michael Taylor
2Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
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3Tanner Roark
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