Jayson Werth 28 | Right Field

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Mon. Aug 18, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Werth (shoulder) is batting third and playing right field Monday. Impact: He had missed five straight games prior to Sunday's pinch-hit appearance, where he went 1-for-1 with a walk and two runs in an 11-inning victory, but he is now healthy enough to start, and should once again be a staple in the middle of the order going forward.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 18, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) made his return to the lineup a dramatic one on Sunday, drawing a walk as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning and scoring the tying run, then doubling in his second plate appearance and coming around to score the winning run in an 11-inning victory. Impact: It was his first action in a week. The fact that Werth stayed in the game in right field, and then was able to rip a line drive double into left field, bodes well for his ability to get back into the starting lineup in the very near future, possibly even Monday against the Diamondbacks.(RotoWire, )
Aug 17, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates. Impact: Werth was originally scheduled for a Sunday return, but after he experienced mild tenderness during Saturday's batting practice, his team decided to play it conservatively by sitting him out an extra day. Sunday will mark Werth's sixth straight game out of the lineup, so the team will likely be forced to consider a DL stint if he's not able to return soon. Michael Taylor will take over in right field for the afternoon tilt, with Bryce Harper moving back over to left.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 16, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Pirates. Impact: Manager Matt Williams had previously suggested a Saturday return was possible for Werth, who was treated with a cortisone shot Wednesday, but the team will go ahead and hold him out once again. Although the 35-year-old Werth just resumed swinging off a tee Friday, the goal seems to be to have him back for Sunday's finale.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 16, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) was tender after taking a full batting practice session Saturday. His return to the lineup for Sunday's game is now in question, James Wagner of The Washington Post reports. Impact: Ultimately, Werth is day-to-day, but the Nats will likely give him an extra day if he's feeling any additional soreness Sunday as a result of his increased activity Saturday night.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) will hit off a tee Friday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports. Impact: Just two days removed from receiving a cortisone shot, Werth is ready to resume swinging a bat and will go through a full workout Saturday morning to test his ailing shoulder. Manager Matt Williams has left the door open for Werth to slot back into the lineup Saturday, though Wagner suggests a return for Sunday's finale against Pittsburgh is more realistic.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Thursday. Impact: This was to be expected, with Werth likely to miss several days after being treated with a cortisone shot Wednesday. An MRI revealed that Werth is dealing with an AC joint sprain, and while he may remain limited into early next week, a DL stint appears unlikely at this point. Bryce Harper will again start in right field Thursday with Michael Taylor in left.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) could be available as a pinch hitter Friday, the Washington Post reports. Impact: In an attempt to speed up Werth's recovery from an AC joint sprain, the Nats ordered a cortisone shot to the shoulder, and it seems the treatment is working. Werth told manager Matt Williams that he felt "a lot better" Friday, estimating he had improved "about 50 percent." Williams, meanwhile, said it's possible Werth could return to the lineup Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 13, 2014
News: Werth received a cortisone shot in his shoulder Wednesday and is likely to miss a few more days, MLB.com's William Ladson reports. Impact: Werth made his way into the lineup Sunday, but will miss his second straight game Wednesday night. The hope is that the injection will help ease the pain in his ailing shoulder, and he'll be capable of returning to the lineup by this weekend. The team needs to preserve him for the long run, maintaining his availability in right field for their prospective playoff run. While Werth is on the shelf, look for Kevin Frandsen and Michael Taylor to see increased reps.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 13, 2014
News: Werth will remain sidelined for at least a couple of days after receiving a cortisone injection for his sore right shoulder. Impact: Washington manager Matt Williams says Werth has a sprained AC joint, but an MRI showed no structural damage. Williams says Werth "should be good to go" after giving the shot a few days to take effect.(STATS, 6:58pm)
Wed. Aug 13, 2014
News: Werth has been diagnosed with an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, William Ladson of MLB.com reports. Impact: It was believed that Werth was just dealing with inflammation in his AC joint, but an MRI revealed the sprain, prompting the team to order a cortisone shot in an attempt to speed up his recovery. He will likely miss a few more days as a result, but the goal seems to be to have him back before the weekend is out. Bryce Harper is starting in right field Wednesday with Kevin Frandsen in left.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 12, 2014
News: Werth is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mets, ESPN reports. Impact: While the Nats have not provided a reason for his absence, it's possible he's still dealing with shoulder discomfort. The ailment has plagued him in recent days and forced him to miss both Friday and Saturday's games.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 12, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) will be available off the bench Tuesday. Impact: Manager Matt Williams elaborated a bit on the extent of Werth's setback prior to Tuesday's game, saying his AC joint got inflamed on a play Sunday but that he expects Werth to avoid the DL. The Nationals are reportedly trying to line up an MRI, and despite Williams saying Werth would be available off the bench, it seems likely they would stay away from him until the results are in.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 12, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) dressed and left the Nationals' clubhouse Tuesday with an athletic trainer, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Impact: Werth managed to return to the lineup for Sunday's finale against Atlanta but evidently his shoulder is still presenting issues, as he was seen icing it before leaving the clubhouse. He declined to explain on his way out, but it seems safe to say Werth will not be available off the bench Tuesday against the Mets.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves. Impact: Werth will return to action after not starting the previous two days. He will man right field and bat third against Braves starter Alex Wood.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder/ankle) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Braves, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports. Impact: In addition to the sore right shoulder that has bothered him in recent days, Werth is also still battling an ankle issue, manager Matt Williams revealed Friday. Although it seems Werth will be fine to continue playing through both ailments, it's always possible he could require an additional maintenance day in the near future. Werth is just 3-for-22 (.136 average) in his career against right-hander Aaron Harang, Saturday's starter for Atlanta.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Werth has been scratched from the Nationals' lineup as he continues to be slowed by a sore right ankle and right shoulder. Impact: Werth was listed in manager Matt Williams' original lineup in right field for Saturday night's game against the Braves but instead was held out for the second straight game.(STATS, 6:48pm)
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) was scratched from Saturday's lineup and will be replaced by Kevin Frandsen, William Ladson of MLB.com reports. Impact: Werth ultimately wasn't feeling well enough to take the field Saturday but will likely still be an option for Sunday's series finale against the Braves. With the scratch, Bryce Harper will play right field, while Frandsen covers center.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Nationals manager Matt Williams hopes to have Werth (shoulder, ankle) back in the lineup Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of CSNwashington.com reports. Impact: Werth has been dealing with a sore right shoulder in recent days and Williams said the 35-year-old's ankle is still presenting issues as well. "He's pretty banged up," Williams added, but it seems the skipper is cautiously optimistic Werth will be able to make it back for Saturday's tilt. Steve Souza is starting in right field Friday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Werth (shoulder) is not in the starting lineup Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. Impact: While Werth sits with the lingering injury, Steven Souza is getting a spot start in right field and batting eighth for manager Matt Williams on Friday night. Werth is once again day-to-day with the ailment.(RotoWire, )
Jayson Werth
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 242  Age: 35
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 5/20/1979, Springfield, Illinois
College: None
Debut: 2002
Salary: $20,571,428
Injury Status
No Current Injury