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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
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Jayson Werth told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick that he thinks he has "a few good years left" as an everyday player.
Werth has struggled to attract meaningful interest on the free agent market this winter after appearing in only 70 games last season due to a left foot injury and slashing just .226/.322/.393 when healthy. He also struggled defensively. The veteran outfielder will turn 39 years old in May. Jan 8 - 2:09 PM

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According to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post, the Nationals "don’t envision" free agent Jayson Werth in their plans for the 2018 season.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo suggested earlier this month that he hadn't closed the door on Werth returning, but it's simply not a good fit. The 38-year-old outfielder appeared in only 70 games this summer due to a bone bruise in his left foot and he batted just .226/.322/.393 when healthy. Werth also rated very poorly defensively. Adam Eaton, Michael Taylor, and Bryce Harper figure to make up the Nationals' starting outfield next season.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 05:19:00 PM

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Monday that he hasn't closed the door on a reunion with Jayson Werth.

Rizzo prefaced his comments by saying that they haven't really discussed things yet, but realistically, it's hard to see a fit unless the Nationals make a trade. In the final year of his seven-year, $126 million contract, the 38-year-old Werth batted .226/.322/.393 with 10 homers over 70 games. He missed a large chunk of the season with a bone bruise in his left foot.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 08:21:00 PM

Jayson Werth will continue his playing career in 2018, per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

Werth was limited to 70 games this season due to a bone bruise in his left foot and he turns 39 years old next May, but the veteran outfielder feels he has something left in the tank. Werth just wrapped up a seven-year, $126 million deal with the Nationals and is officially a free agent this winter. He batted .233/.322/.402 over his final three seasons in Washington.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 08:28:00 PM

Jayson Werth is again batting second in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night versus the Cubs.

Werth is 1-for-14 (.071) in this best-of-five series and has failed in some really big spots, but Nationals manager Dusty Baker will stick with the veteran in the No. 2 hole against all reason. Here is the full lineup for Washington versus Chicago right-hander Kyle Hendricks: Trea Turner SS, Jayson Werth LF, Bryce Harper RF, Ryan Zimmerman 1B, Daniel Murphy 2B, Anthony Rendon 3B, Matt Wieters C, Michael Taylor CF, Gio Gonzalez SP.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 03:39:00 PM

Jayson Werth remains in the No. 2 spot in the Nationals' lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday against the Cubs.

It's the same lineup Nationals manager Dusty Baker drew up for Tuesday's rainout, expect that Stephen Strasburg (flu) is now taking the mound instead of Tanner Roark: Trea Turner SS, Jayson Werth LF, Bryce Harper RF, Ryan Zimmerman 1B, Daniel Murphy 2B, Anthony Rendon 3B, Matt Wieters C, Michael Taylor CF, Stephen Strasburg SP.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Jayson Werth will bat second in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Tuesday.

The Nationals' offense has struggled to get anything going during the series, so Dusty Baker is reverting to a lineup which proved successful during the first half. Anything can happen in one game, but it's questionable to give more at-bats to Werth than Anthony Rendon. The full lineup for Washington as they try to keep their season alive: Trea Turner SS, Werth LF, Harper RF, Ryan Zimmerman 1B, Daniel Murphy 2B, Rendon 3B, Matt Wieters C, Michael A. Taylor CF, Tanner Roark SP. Jake Arrieta will start for the Cubs, weather-permitting.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 01:52:00 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s win over the Pirates.

Werth and Ryan Zimmerman went back-to-back in the eighth inning. The 38-year-old was batting just .115 (7-for-61) with 23 strikeouts in September coming into Friday’s action, so the Nationals will have to hope that this gets him going in the right direction.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 11:25:00 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) went 1-for-3 with a double in his return to the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

Werth missed six games because of a shoulder injury. The veteran outfielder will probably continue to get regular days off down the stretch, though the Nats are going to want him as locked in as possible leading into the postseason.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 08:16:00 AM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Braves.

Werth will start in right field and bat seventh after missing several games with a shoulder injury. Howie Kendrick is in left field and Adam Lind is on the bench.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) remains out of the Nationals' lineup on Tuesday.

Werth tested his shoulder in the batting cage on Tuesday afternoon and it apparently didn't go so well. Adam Lind is in left field and Howie Kendrick is in right Tuesday night against the visiting Braves.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Jayson Werth (shoulder) will be out until at least Tuesday.

Werth's shoulder has been barking for the last week or so and the Nationals want to be sure he's healthy for the postseason. He just missed three months with a bone bruise in his left foot. Alejandro De Aza is starting in right field for Washington on Saturday against the Phillies.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) is not in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday night.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said after Wednesday's game that Werth has a minor shoulder issue. It's part of the reason the Nats called up top outfield prospect Victor Robles, but Alejandro De Aza will get the start in right field Thursday versus the Phillies. Adam Lind is in left field and Michael Taylor is in center.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 03:57:00 PM

Jayson Werth returned from the disabled list in grand fashion Monday against the Marlins, going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored.

Fresh off missing three months with a bone bruise in his left foot, Werth received a curtain call after taking Jose Urena deep in the bottom of the fourth inning. He later singled in a long at-bat as part of a six-run sixth for Washington. Werth had eight homers and an .814 OPS through his first 47 games prior to the injury and could help in deeper mixed fantasy leagues down the stretch.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 10:58:00 PM

Nationals activated OF Jayson Werth from the 60-day disabled list.

Werth is starting in right field and batting seventh Monday versus Marlins right-hander Jose Urena after missing nearly three months with a bone bruise in his left foot. He'll be the Nationals' primary right fielder for however long Bryce Harper (knee) remains sidelined.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 03:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Miguel Montero
3Pedro Severino
4Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Matt Reynolds
3Reid Brignac
4Kelvin Gutierrez
LF1Adam Eaton
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Victor Robles
4Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
2Rafael Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5A.J. Cole
6Erick Fedde
7Jefry Rodriguez
8Joe Ross
9Edwin Jackson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Enny Romero
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Austin Adams
10Wander Suero
11David Goforth
12Tim Collins
13Chris Smith
14Bryan Harper