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Jayson Werth | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals activated OF Jayson Werth from the 60-day disabled list.
Werth is in the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday night for the first time since mid-May. He missed over two months with a pair of small fractures in his left wrist. The veteran outfielder hit well on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment and should be safe for immediate activation in fantasy leagues. Jul 28 - 4:36 PM

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Jayson Werth (wrist) is set to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

The Nationals will also get Ryan Zimmerman (foot) back on Tuesday. Werth, out since mid-May with two small fractures in his left wrist, batted .367 (11-for-30) with two doubles over nine minor league rehab games between High-A Potomac and Triple-A Syracuse.
Jul 28 - 9:28 AM

Jayson Werth (wrist) went 1-for-3 with a single Monday in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Syracuse.

Werth moved up to Triple-A after going 2-for-7 with two RBI and a walk over three rehab games with High-A Potomac. He should be ready to rejoin the Nationals in a few days. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined since mid-May with two small fractures in his left wrist.
Jul 21 - 11:36 AM

Nationals transferred OF Jayson Werth from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a procedural move to clear a 40-man roster spot for new reliever Abel de los Santos. Werth, out since May 15 with fractures in his left wrist, should be ready to join the Nationals in about a week.
Jul 20 - 2:16 PM

Jayson Werth (wrist) will continue his rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Syracuse.

Werth had two hits in seven at-bats at High-A Potomac. He has been out since the middle of May with two small fractures in his left wrist and was originally projected to remain sidelined until August, but the veteran outfielder now seems to be trending smoothly toward a late-July return. Werth can provide a nice boost for the Washington offense down the stretch and into October, even at age 36.
Jul 20 - 12:07 PM

Jayson Werth (wrist) went 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Potomac on Thursday.

Werth is working his way back from a pair of small fractures in his left wrist and hasn't played in a big league game since May 15. He's likely to require a lengthy rehab stint, and is currently targeting a return to the Nationals on August 1.
Jul 16 - 9:34 PM

Jayson Werth (wrist) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Potomac.

As expected. Werth hasn't appeared in a major league game since May 15 because of two small fractures in his left wrist, so he'll probably need a lengthy rehab stint. But look for the veteran outfielder to return to the Nationals' active roster around late July or early August. Michael Taylor, Clint Robinson, Tyler Moore, and Matt den Dekker have been seeing playing time in left field for Washington.
Jul 16 - 11:23 AM

Jayson Werth (wrist) is hopeful that he'll be able to begin a rehab assignment after the All-Star Break.

Werth has been swinging with a fungo bat as he steadily works his way back from a fractured wrist suffered earlier in the year. Nationals manager Matt Williams has said that Werth is making "significant progress." Assuming a rehab assignment is on the horizon, it's possible that Werth could return to the team in early August.
Jul 7 - 4:13 PM

Jayson Werth (wrist) was able to take swings with a fungo bat for the first time on Saturday.

Nationals manager Matt Williams called it "significant progress" for the injured outfielder who is recovering from a fractured wrist. He isn't expected to be ready to rejoin the Nationals lineup until early August, but is at least making strides in the right direction.
Jul 5 - 5:39 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Saturday that Jayson Werth (wrist) is progressing nicely in his rehab.

Werth began playing catch on Friday, and was able to hold a bat on Saturday, though he still hasn't been cleared to begin swinging. Barring any setbacks, he's on track to return to the Nationals lineup in early August.
Jun 20 - 2:14 PM

Jayson Werth (wrist) played catch on Friday.

He had been wearing a splint on his left hand to protect two small fractures but wasn't wearing the brace Friday. Werth has a ways to go still, as he's hoping to return on August 1.
Jun 19 - 4:50 PM

Jayson Werth (wrist) is aiming to be activated from the disabled list on August 1.

Werth's left wrist is in a splint after he was diagnosed with two small fractures. He was able to take the splint off to do some light strengthening exercises but will be mostly immobilized for about a month. The outfielder is hoping to return a month after that. "My goal is to be back with the club August 1," Werth said. "Whether it’s realistic or not I don’t know. Everyone heals at their own rate. I’ve been assured that when it stops hurting I’ll be good to go. I’ll let pain be my guide."
Jun 5 - 11:42 AM

According to's Bill Ladson, a CT scan taken Thursday on Jayson Werth's left wrist revealed two small fractures.

Werth suffered the fractures on May 15 when he got struck on the wrist by an Odrisamer Despaigne pitch. He was placed on the disabled list a couple days later and will now probably be sidelined until sometime in August. The veteran outfielder has a littered history of wrist injuries. Tyler Moore, Michael Taylor, and Clint Robinson have been on somewhat of a rotation in left field for the Nationals.
May 28 - 4:03 PM

Jayson Werth is still having trouble rotating his ailing left wrist.

Therefore, he has obviously yet to be cleared to resume swinging a bat and it's unclear when that might happen. "They’re treating him aggressively like they have been," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He’s got fairly good grip strength, but the rotation of it and turning that over is not good." X-rays and an MRI on Werth's wrist came back clean, but he has a history of injuries with the wrist so the Nats will be cautious. It doesn't sound like he'll be returning anytime soon.
May 27 - 10:59 AM

Jayson Werth's left wrist remains too swollen to allow him to resume baseball activities.

"They’re treating him aggressively," Nationals Manager Matt Williams said. "It’s multiple rounds of treatment every day. The problem is if the swelling gets in the joint, then it can be really stiff and if you start going at it hard, it just exacerbates the problem. We gotta calm it down first before we can get back at it." Werth is eligible for activation from the disabled list in a week, but it's looking unlikely that he'll be ready at that time. A clearer timetable for his return obviously won't be known until he's given the green light to resume swinging a bat.
May 24 - 12:46 PM

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2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Michael Taylor
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
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2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
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5Aaron Barrett
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7Felipe Rivero
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9David Carpenter
10Craig Stammen