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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 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. Sep 25 - 12:03 AM

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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.
Sep 10 - 2:43 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.
Aug 29 - 10:12 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.
Aug 28 - 10:50 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.
Aug 25 - 10:43 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.
Aug 16 - 12:31 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.
Aug 10 - 10:04 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.
Aug 9 - 10:11 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored on Friday night.

He also drew a walk. His single in the fourth inning drove in Wilson Ramos for the Nationals' first run of the game. Werth doubled and rode home on an Anthony Rendon single in the sixth inning. The 37-year-old veteran is batting .249/.342/.421 with 12 home runs, 52 runs and 45 RBI.
Jul 30 - 1:53 AM

Jayson Werth was scratched from the Nationals' lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he simply decided to give Werth the day off after penciling him into the initial lineup for Thursday's matinee. Chris Heisey will start in left field and bat seventh and Michael Taylor will start in center field and bat second versus Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias.
Jul 21 - 10:22 AM

Jayson Werth is back in the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

Werth got the day off Friday, but he's back in left field on Saturday. He's batting second against right-hander Matt Garza. Ben Revere will start in center field while Michael Taylor will be on the bench.
Jun 25 - 12:57 PM

Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

He's just receiving a day off. Ben Revere has moved over to left field and Michael Taylor will start in center.
Jun 24 - 4:37 PM

Jayson Werth smacked a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning Wednesday as the Nationals defeated the Cubs 5-4 in Washington, D.C.

Werth also hit a single earlier in the game, finishing 2-for-5 with one big RBI as the Nationals took two of three games from the juggernaut Cubs. Washington had to rally in the eighth, ninth, and finally the 12th on Wednesday to pull it out. Stephen Drew and Wilson Ramos were some of the other heroes. Werth also had a walkoff single on Sunday against the Phillies and is batting .248/.320/.439 with 37 RBI in 59 games this season.
Jun 15 - 8:44 PM

Jayson Werth hit a walkoff two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Nationals defeated the Phillies 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in D.C.

Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon gave up a go-ahead solo shot to Maikel Franco in the top of the ninth, but the Washington offense rallied against Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez one frame later. Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa both singled before Jayson Werth smacked a ball to the outfield that scored both the tying and winning runs. Werth also had another single and two walks in the afternoon victory. He carries a .756 OPS and 35 RBI through 56 games this season.
Jun 12 - 7:21 PM

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

It's just a day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Werth has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks, slashing .292/.351/.483 with four homers and 14 RBI in his last 24 games. Michael Taylor will start in his place on Saturday and bat second against Aaron Nola and the Phillies.
Jun 11 - 10:16 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
4Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Trea Turner
2Ben Revere
3Michael Taylor
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6A.J. Cole
7Reynaldo Lopez
8Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Oliver Perez
5Sammy Solis
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Matt Belisle
9Koda Glover
10Sean Burnett
11Trevor Gott
12Rafael Martin
13Matt Grace
14Mat Latos