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Jayson Werth | Outfielder | #28

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 236
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (22) / BAL
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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

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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

Jayson Werth told reporters on Sunday that he and the Nationals have yet to discuss a contract extension to keep the outfielder in Washington beyond the 2017 season.

Werth acknowledged that while the two sides hadn't talked yet, "there's always a possibility" that something could get worked out. He's entering the final season of a seven-year, $126 million contract signed in 2011. Werth believes he has plenty left in the tank and has no plans to retire after the upcoming season.
Feb 19 - 10:06 PM

Jayson Werth went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and RBI double in Monday's NLDS Game 3 victory over the Dodgers.

He also drew a walk. Werth knotted things up with an RBI double in the third inning, and he provided some cushion in the top of the ninth with a mammoth longball off of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen. They were the veteran outfielder's first two RBI of the NLDS, although he's now reached base seven times and scored four runs in the series. The Nationals will look to eliminate the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 08:33:00 PM

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

Werth was lifted from Friday's game against the Marlins due to tightness in his back and the club is making sure to take every possible precaution with the oft-injured outfielder as they head into the postseason. Michael Taylor is taking his place in left field and will bat second for the Nats against Wei-Yin Chen and the Marlins.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 01:51:00 PM

Jayson Werth was forced to leave Friday's game against the Marlins due to back tightness.

It sounds more like the typical back soreness that an aging veteran experiences throughout the season rather than a serious ailment. Still, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out on Saturday as a precautionary measure.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 12:20:00 AM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and the Nationals beat the Pirates 6-1 on Saturday.

The win, coupled with the Mets' loss to the Phillies, handed the Nationals their third NL East crown in the last five years. The 37-year-old has had a hand in that, hitting 20 homers with 68 RBI and 82 runs scored while batting .249/.337/.422 in 137 games.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 12:03:00 AM

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

It's a well-deserved day of rest for the veteran left fielder. Ben Revere will start in his place and bat second for the Nats against Jerad Eickhoff and the Phillies on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 02:43:00 PM

Jayson Werth ripped a solo home run in Monday's win over the Phillies.

Werth's longball off of Jake Thompson in the first inning was his lone hit of the night. It was his seventh home run this month and 19th of the season. It looked early on this season like Werth might play his way into a part-time role, but he's been pretty productive with a .251/.344/.445 batting line.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 10:12:00 PM

Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

He's just receiving some rest. Ben Revere is in left field in Werth's place.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 10:50:00 AM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

Werth's solo homer in the fourth inning got the Nats on the board, and it ended up being all starter Max Scherzer would need. The homer was Werth's 17th of the year, giving him 56 RBI and 68 runs scored. The 37-year-old is hitting .251/.347/.436 overall.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 and hit his 16th homer Monday in leading the Nationals to a 5-4 win over the Rockies.

Werth reached base for the 43rd straight game, tying Ryan Zimmerman's Nationals (post-Expos) record. He seemed likely to continue last year's fade and turn into a part-time player as 2016 went along, but he's turned out to be quite the reliable regular.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 12:31:00 AM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-3 with a double, a three-run home run and three runs scored in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Indians.

Werth came through with a three-run home run off Josh Tomlin in the second inning. The tater was his 15th of the season. Overall, the veteran outfielder holds a .253/.345/.439 triple-slash across 367 at-bats. He has already surpassed 2015's 331 at-bats. That campaign was marred by injuries, but this one has gone off smoothly enough.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 10:04:00 PM

Jayson Werth smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Werth lined one over the left field fence off of Andrew Miller in the eighth inning for the Nationals' lone run of the game. The veteran outfielder is clearly beyond his peak, but he's showing that he can still cream lefties. Even great ones like Miller.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
3Clint Robinson
4Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
3Corban Joseph
4Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
2Michael Taylor
3Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
6A.J. Cole
7Jeremy Guthrie
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koda Glover
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Sammy Solis
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Trevor Gott
8Enny Romero
9Rafael Martin
10Matt Albers
11Matt Grace
12Joe Nathan
13Neal Cotts