Werth returns from disabled list
Werth, sidelined nearly three months by a broken left wrist, called general manager Mike Rizzo on Wednesday night after a rehab assignment at Class-A Potomac to say he was ready to return.
Werth, batting .276 with three home runs and 12 RBIs, is playing center field and batting sixth in Washington's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Nationals placed right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez on the disabled list because of a sore back. Rodriguez is 1-3 with a 5.83 ERA and nine saves in 35 games.