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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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Nationals activated OF Jayson Werth from the 15-day disabled list.
Werth is set to play against the Red Sox on Monday. He's been rehabbing from off-season shoulder surgery. The veteran outfielder probably won't be completely up to speed for another week or two, as he just started hitting in minor league action at the end of March, but he can be safely deployed in lineups moving forward. Last season, Werth hit .292/.394/.455 with 16 home runs and 82 RBI. Apr 13 - 10:26 AM

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Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged that Jayson Werth (shoulder) was in the clubhouse Sunday and would travel with the team to Boston.

That bodes very well for the likelihood that Werth is activated from the disabled list on Monday, as had been anticipated. While his power could be hindered early on as he makes his way back from shoulder surgery, fantasy owners can safely get Werth back into lineups for the upcoming week.
Apr 12 - 5:30 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) is on track to join the Nationals' active roster on Monday.

Werth homered in his first rehab game at High-A Potomac on Thursday and he'll DH in his second game Saturday. Sunday will be an off day and then he should be activated Monday for the start of the Nationals' three-game series in Boston. The veteran outfielder is making his way back from January shoulder surgery.
Apr 11 - 5:09 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday.

It's expected to be a short stay in the minors for Werth, who is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list early next week. The veteran outfielder is on his way back from January shoulder surgery.
Apr 6 - 1:01 PM

Nationals placed OF Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with right shoulder soreness.

Werth has been taking at-bats in minor league games in recent days and appears to be almost fully recovered from his offseason shoulder surgery. Nats manager Matt Williams indicated Saturday that Werth could be ready to return during the first week of the regular season.
Apr 5 - 4:55 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Saturday that Jayson Werth (shoulder) could return during the first week of the regular season.

Werth has been taking at-bats in minor league games without any issues and appears to be nearly fully recovered from his offseason shoulder surgery. What initially appeared like it could have been a lengthy absence, looks like it will only cost Werth a couple of games in the first week.
Apr 4 - 11:01 AM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) got five at-bats in a minor league game on Thursday.

Werth plans to play again the next three days and then fly with the team to Washington, D.C. The feeling has been that the outfielder will begin the season on the disabled list, but the Nationals aren't ruling him out just yet. Even if he does go on the DL, it's looking like Werth's absence would be a short one.
Apr 3 - 11:15 AM

Nationals manager Matt Williams indicated that Jayson Werth (shoulder) would probably start the season on the DL.

Werth is scheduled for three minor league at-bats on Wednesday as he works his way back from off-season shoulder surgery. While he might start the season on the DL, all signs point to a speedy return for the outfielder.
Apr 1 - 11:23 AM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) indicated that he wasn't sure when he would be able to return.

Werth saw his first action of the spring on Monday, going 1-for-2 in a minor league game. He's recovering from a January shoulder surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. While he said he felt good following the game, he also noted that he didn't know how things would progress moving forward. Uncertainty aside, all signs point toward Opening Day or shortly thereafter for the veteran.
Mar 31 - 11:28 AM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) hit in a minor league game Monday for the first time this spring.

It was a big step or Werth, who underwent surgery in January to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. It's unlikely that he'll be ready for the start of the season at this point, but he might not have to miss much time.
Mar 30 - 5:31 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams admitted Sunday that Jayson Werth (shoulder) being ready for Opening Day would be "a stretch."

It comes as no surprise after Williams revealed recently that Werth still experiences some soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder when he tries to hit. The outfielder did have a good session of batting practice Saturday but isn't quite ready for game action yet and is simply running out of time. Werth seems likely to be ready around mid-April if he can avoid setbacks. Tyler Moore should see most of the at-bats in left field until Werth returns.
Mar 29 - 9:54 AM

Jayson Werth is scheduled to play defense only in a minor league contest on Saturday.

Werth is still experiencing some soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder when he's hitting, so he'll get his work in without stepping to the plate. At this point, it seems doubtful that he'll be in the Nationals starting lineup on Opening Day, but should be ready in early April.
Mar 28 - 10:17 AM

Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged that Jayson Werth still experiences some soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder when he tries to hit.

"You do run out of time," Williams responded when asked whether Werth will be ready for Opening Day. The veteran outfielder still hasn't been cleared for full-on live batting practice and seems highly doubtful to be active on April 6. Nate McLouth is also at risk of missing the opener due to a shoulder injury, so it could be Tyler Moore in left field for the Nats.
Mar 26 - 2:45 PM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) took batting practice and played five innings in a minor league game Wednesday.

The Nationals will likely continue to keep him on the minor league side if they need to backdate a potential stint on the disabled list. Werth is still a possibility for Opening Day, but even if he misses it, it sounds like he'll be ready in the early part of the season.
Mar 25 - 11:21 AM

Jayson Werth (shoulder) could take at-bats by Wednesday or Thursday.

Werth has been playing defense in minor league games in recent days, and hitting is the next step in his recovery. There's still no timetable for Werth to get into Grapefruit League action. Being ready for Opening Day could be a stretch, but he shouldn't be too far behind, if at all.
Mar 22 - 11:18 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Rafael Martin
9Felipe Rivero
10Erik Davis