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Jayson Werth | Outfielder | #28

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (39) / 5/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (22) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Jayson Werth agreed to extend the date of the opt-out in his minor league contract with the Mariners after coming down with a minor hamstring tweak last week.
The 39-year-old Werth has already returned to action since the hamstring issue. While his overall numbers with Triple-A Tacoma are underwhelming (.219/.315/.417 in 27 games), he's batting .355 with three homers and six doubles over his last 10 games. No word yet on the new opt-out date, but the Mariners are going to have a decision to make soon. May 29 - 12:44 PM

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Jayson Werth had to leave a game at Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday with a "very, very mild hamstring strain," according to manager Pat Listach.

Werth is sitting out Wednesday but it sounds like he should be back soon. The 39-year-old could get a chance with the Mariners given all of their injuries, although he's hitting just .193/.260/.386 over 96 plate appearances so far for Tacoma. He does have four homers for the Rainiers.
May 23 - 1:43 PM

Jayson Werth has joined the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma.

Werth signed a minor league deal with the Mariners about a month ago, but he's been shaking the rust in extended spring training since then. He turns 39 next month and batted just .226/.322/.393 in 70 games when healthy last season, but he's ready to show that he still has something left in the tank.
Apr 24 - 4:19 PM

Mariners signed OF Jayson Werth to a minor league contract.

Werth waited all winter and nearly all of spring training before finally finding a home. The plan calls for him to shake the rust in extended spring training for a while before eventually joining Triple-A Tacoma. Werth turns 39 in May and batted just .226/.322/.393 in 70 games last season while missing time with a left foot injury. He makes for a fine flier for Seattle as he attempts to keep his career alive.
Mar 27 - 2:05 PM

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

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'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

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