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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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Jayson Werth is not in Wednesday's lineup due to soreness in his right knee.
It's an ailment Werth has been dealing with lately. The Nationals are hoping that the outfielder will be ready to play on Friday following Thursday's off day. Bryce Harper is in right field Wednesday, while Scott Hairston is covering left. Jul 23 - 2:13 PM

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Jayson Werth helped the Nationals end a short three-game homestand with a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Brewers on Sunday.

Werth picked up teammate Rafael Soriano, who blew the save opportunity in the top half of the inning. The outfielder finished 2-for-5 on the afternoon, continuing his torrid month of July, as he's batting .385 (20-for-52). Overall, he's slashing .283/.369/.445 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI.
Jul 20 - 5:19 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI in the Nationals' 10-3 stomping of the Phillies on Sunday.

Werth kicked off the game's scoring with a three-run homer against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick in the top of the first inning. He then added an RBI single in the top of the ninth. The veteran outfielder has been hitting the ball with authority in July -- especially with runners in scoring position -- and will try to keep the fun rolling after the All-Star break.
Jul 13 - 4:51 PM

Jayson Werth hit a solo home run, his only hit in five at-bats, as the Nationals were handed a one-run loss by the Orioles on Thursday.

Werth has found his power stroke in July, having homered yesterday as well, giving him four in eight games this month. His sixth-inning homer brought the Nationals to within 4-2 and Ian Desmond would later make it 4-3, but the O's were able to hang on. Werth's slugging percentage was as low as .370 on June 30, but is now .427. He's slashing .278/.361/.427 overall with 10 home runs and 47 RBI.
Jul 10 - 9:57 PM

Jayson Werth walked, hit an RBI double, and ripped a solo home run in four plate appearances as the Nationals emerged victorious over the Orioles on Thursday.

Werth doubled in the Nationals' first run and later scored in the first inning, then went yard to left field in the seventh inning to pad his team's lead. It was Werth's third homer and fifth multi-hit game in seven July games. The outfielder is now slashing .279/.364/.421 with nine home runs and 46 RBI.
Jul 9 - 10:34 PM

Jayson Werth homered for the second straight game in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

Werth also doubled and walked, reaching base in three of four plate appearances. The outfielder hadn't homered since June 11 but has now put two over the boards in two games, pushing his season batting line up to .276/.361/.406.
Jul 4 - 2:10 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Werth put the Nats on the board with a two-run shot in the fourth inning off of Tyler Matzek, his first home run since June 11. The outfielder knocked in three runs on Tuesday night as well, as he has overall had a productive series against the Rockies. Werth is slashing .272/.357/.391 with seven home runs and 40 RBI.
Jul 2 - 9:39 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-3 with two walks, two doubles, and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Werth gave the Nats a 2-0 lead with a two-run double in the first inning, and padded the lead to 6-0 with an RBI double in the fourth. It's Werth's first multi-RBI game since June 13 in what has been an uncharacteristically pedestrian season for the 35-year-old. He is slashing .269/.355/.380 with six home runs and 38 RBI on the season.
Jul 1 - 10:37 PM

Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

He'll undoubtedly return to his normal spot in the lineup for the nightcap. Nate McLouth is starting in his place in right field and hitting seventh for the Nats in the first game.
Jun 28 - 10:22 AM

Jayson Werth finished 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Giants.

This was his first homer since May 14. Werth put the offense on his back and carried the Nationals home in this one. In truth, much of the credit for Washington's surprising three-game sweep in San Francisco goes to the 35-year-old. He went 5-for-12 with six RBI and three runs scored over the past three days; the Nats scored eight additional runs that he wasn't directly responsible for. Werth is batting .296 and is on pace for 15 homers, 78 RBI and 94 runs.
Jun 12 - 2:11 AM

Jayson Werth went 3-for-5 with a run scored in a win over the Padres on Sunday.

Werth has hits in 10 of his last 11 games, a stretch that's raised his average from .279 to .290. It's the power that's still missing for the 35-year-old -- he's got just five home runs and 16 extra-base hits on the year, a .403 slugging percentage.
Jun 8 - 9:06 PM

Jayson Werth had a terrific night at the dish in Friday's win over the Rangers, going 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI.

His RBI single in the eighth inning capped off the damage in the rout. Werth is off to another very strong start to his 2014 campaign, slashing .291/.374/.404 with five homers, 21 RBI and three stolen bases.
May 30 - 10:14 PM

Jayson Werth went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

Werth got off to that phenomenal start in April, but his season OPS is below .800 now. He has just one homer, four RBI and no steals in May, so while his average remains pretty strong, he's not doing much for fantasy teams at the moment. That should change soon enough.
May 21 - 8:12 PM

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Friday's win over the Mets.

Werth got the scoring started in the first inning with an RBI single. As a tidy bookend, he made what appeared to be a game-saving catch at the wall in the bottom of the ninth inning. Daniel Murphy hit a deep fly ball to right field and Werth snagged it before it could clear the fence for a game-tying three-run home run. Closer Rafael Soriano owes Werth a nice steak dinner.
May 16 - 10:30 PM

Jayson Werth singled four times in five at-bats, scoring once and picking up an RBI, but the Nationals lost to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Werth, who has hit .300 or better in each of the last two seasons, boosted his average up to .306 with Tuesday's four-hit performance. The Nationals were unable to get him home on a regular basis, however. Werth currently sits with a .306/.394/.452 slash line.
May 6 - 10:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Zach Walters
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
3Eury Perez
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Aaron Barrett
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis