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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jayson Werth finished 3-for-5 with his 10th homer, four RBI and a walk versus the White Sox in Wednesday's rout.

Werth's OBP certainly isn't what it used to be (he's hitting .236 with 15 walks in 212 plate appearances), but he's surprised with 10 homers so far. He hit 12 in 88 games last year and 16 in 147 games in 2014.
Jun 9 - 12:07 AM

Jayson Werth launched a pinch-hit grand slam in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Cardinals.

The final score is somewhat misleading, as this was a tight, 3-2 contest through the seventh-inning stretch. And then, suddenly, it wasn't. An Anthony Rendon solo homer coupled with Werth's pinch-hit grand slam off Dean Kiekhefer in the bottom of the frame would essentially end the game. After injuries limited him to just 88 games last season, the veteran Werth has appeared in 46 of 51 games in 2016. He is slashing a middling .224/.282/.400 with seven homers and 24 RBI across 165 at-bats.
May 29 - 5:22 PM

Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Michael Taylor is in center field and Ben Revere is in left.
May 29 - 10:49 AM

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Werth had $10 million of his 2016 salary deferred with five percent simple interest.

That money will be paid back in 2018. Werth actually had his contract amended in October but the details weren't revealed until recently. The revised deal will net Werth an extra $1 million while giving the Nats some short-term financial flexibility. The Nats have already used some of that savings on a new deal for Stephen Strasburg.
Source: Fox Sports
May 19 - 9:48 PM

Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' lineup for the second straight day Sunday.

It doesn't appear he's dealing with an injury, as the Nats have just decided to give him some extra rest. He's 1-for-16 in his career versus Sunday starter Jose Fernandez, which could be a factor. Clint Robinson is in left field.
May 15 - 10:34 AM

Jayson Werth is getting a day off Monday.

It's just some routine maintenance. Ben Revere is in left field and Michael Taylor is in center.
May 9 - 3:35 PM

Jayson Werth hit his sixth home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

Werth hit the dong, a two-run shot, in the ninth inning against reliever Travis Wood. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Werth now has three homers in his last six games, going 7-for-22 in that span. He's hitting a less robust .222/.294/.478 on the year.
May 6 - 12:30 AM

Jayson Werth crushed a three-run homer in the first inning on Saturday, leading the Nationals to a 6-1 victory over the Cardinals.

Werth also singled and delivered a sacrifice fly in the ballgame, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3 with a run scored and four RBI. Despite picking it up at the plate in recent days, Werth is still hitting just .211/.293/.437 with four homers and 13 RBI on the season.
Apr 30 - 5:27 PM

Jayson Werth clobbered his third home run of the season on Friday, helping to propel the Nationals to an 8-4 victory over the Twins.

Werth's solo shot came in the fifth inning off Twins reliever Michael Tonkin, increasing the Nats advantage to 8-1. He also flashed some serious glove, taking a would-be home run away from Byron Buxton. Werth finished the night 1-for-2 plus a walk, raising his season slash to .200/.321/.467.
Apr 22 - 10:49 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Sammy Solis
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Matt Belisle