Jayson Werth RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jayson Werth charged with reckless driving in Fairfax County

    Washington Post "Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was pulled over in early July and charged with reckless driving for going 105 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to a case file on the Fairfax County General District Court Web site. Werth was charged with a misdemeanor for the incident, which occurred July 6,..." August 13

  • Werth gets cortisone shot for shoulder sprain

    MLB.com "Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth had an MRI taken Tuesday night on his right shoulder and the results revealed an AC joint sprain. On Wednesday, he received a cortisone shot in the shoulder and will not be able to play for the next couple of days. Werth hurt the shoulder making a catch..." August 13

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    No Werth (groin) in #Nats lineup tonight.

  • Jayson Werth says “there’s nothing harder in the galaxy” than hitting

    Hardball Talk "Jayson Werth is an interesting guy. Not wired quite like most ballplayers. You get the sense that there’s a lot going on above and behind that beard of his. Wheels are always turning. Because sometimes you get quotes from him which don’t come out of the cliche factory. Take his views on hitting..." March 20

  • Jayson Werth would like a word regarding his baseball card

    Yahoo! Sports "Jayson Werth said good morning and then asked me over to his locker. "Take a look at this," Werth said, taking a baseball card from a stack on a shelf. It appeared to be Werth's Topps card for 2014. Except... "Whose card do you think that is?" he asked. It's a picture that includes..." March 01

  • Jayson Werth says Cal Ripken Jr. would be his top choice as Nationals manager

    Washington Post "Jayson Werth understands his role with the Washington Nationals. He has opinions and no matter how much weight they carry inside the clubhouse they may not matter to the front office. That did not prevent him from expressing one Saturday evening about the most pressing topic of the Nationals’..." September 29

  • Werth, Nationals continue surge with 6-3 win over Mets

    Washington Post "The apprehension that once surrounded Jayson Werth has been swallowed whole by possibility. Back in the spring the Washington Nationals may have worried about the condition of his left wrist the natural aging process and the possibility his contract would become unbearable. As summer cedes to fall..." September 11

  • Jayson Werth, Scott Hairston power Nationals past Cubs, 11-6

    Washington Post "Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson has begun looking beyond this season. For days he has dropped hints about squeezing more playing time for younger players over some slumping starters. Although General Manager Mike Rizzo said earlier this week he hadn’t given up on the Nationals’..." August 22

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    Amanda Comak @acomak

    It was a tweaked groin for Jayson Werth. Similar to what he had back in June & it didn't keep him out. Davey said he may sit him tmrw tho

  • Hamels quiets Werth and Phillies beat Nationals 4-2

    Philly.com "Dan Baker paused for drama. The public address announcer did not speak until the cheers for a Cole Hamels strikeout subsided. Finally, he bellowed those three words. Rightfielder Jayson Werth! A thinned crowd at Citizens Bank Park hung on every pitch Tuesday in the critical moment of a 4-2..." July 10

  • Werth pulls left groin, hopes to avoid missing time

    MLB.com "Right fielder Jayson Werth left Sunday's game against the Rockies in the fourth inning after pulling his left groin. He doesn't expect to go on the disabled list and hopes to return to the lineup on Tuesday. Werth was a late scratch from the lineup Saturday with flu-like symptoms, and he said..." June 24

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    Amanda Comak @acomak

    Jayson Werth has been scratched from the #Nats lineup, but the team has not yet given a reason for his absence: http://t.co/fPJJJzn2p5

  • Rendon up, Espinosa to DL as Nationals make series of moves

    Washington Times "The Washington Nationals called up top prospect Anthony Rendon and put the struggling Danny Espinosa on the disabled list amid a flurry of roster moves on Tuesday as they prepared to open a six-game home stand as a sub-.500 team. The Nationals also designated relievers Henry Rodriguez and Zach..." June 04

  • Jayson Werth Returns from the Disabled List Tuesday

    Nats Insider "For the better part of a month now, the Nationals have been forced to talk about the impact they'd experience from the losses of several key players due to injury: Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Ross Detwiler, Wilson Ramos, Ryan Mattheus. Well, for the first time in a month, they finally get..." June 03

  • Jayson Werth continues rehab, on track to join Nationals on Tuesday

    Washington Post "Jayson Werth played his fourth straight game in Class A Potomac on Saturday, further testing his improving hamstring and remained on track to rejoin the Nationals on Tuesday. Werth played only five innings, a shortened performance so that he could play close to nine innings on Sunday, which he..." June 02

  • Jayson Werth not expected to join team in Atlanta

    Washington Post "Jayson Werth played three innings at Class A Potomac on Wednesday and still felt some tightness in his strained right hamstring, Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said. He is starting in right field again on Thursday and is expected to play five innings. (UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: Werth went 2 for 3, both..." May 31

  • Werth could go out on rehab stint this week

    MLB.com "Nationals right-fielder Jayson Werth, who is on the disabled list because of a right hamstring strain, took 30 minutes of soft-toss batting practice before running the bases on Tuesday. Both sessions took place before the team took regular batting practice. "He looked outstanding, very strong,"..." May 29

  • Jayson Werth’s return from the disabled list delayed until Friday

    Washington Post "Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, who has already missed 16 days on the disabled list, visited a specialist in Chicago to further diagnose his strained right hamstring, Manager Davey Johnson said. The Nationals long expected Werth to return today, but after a stalled minor league rehab assignment..." May 19

  • Werth misses rehab game with tight hamstring

    MLB.com "Right fielder Jayson Werth was scheduled to play for Class A Potomac on Thursday, but he went to see his doctor in New York because he felt tightness in his right hamstring. However, Werth is expected to get a rehab start for Potomac on Friday and stay with the team a few more days, which means..." May 17

  • Jayson Werth's return from the disabled list likely delayed a few days

    Washington Times "Feeling some slight tightness in his strained right hamstring, Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth traveled to New York on Thursday to visit with the team’s specialist and get the issue examined. His expected return from the disabled list on Saturday will likely be delayed a few days,..." May 16

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Jayson Werth rehabbing at Class A Potomac tonight. Expected to come off DL on Saturday. #Nats

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    #Nats RF Jayson Werth most likely will have a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac this week.#MLB

  • Nationals officially place Jayson Werth on DL

    CBSSports.com "The Nationals will be without Jayson Werth for a while, as they've placed the veteran outfielder on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. To replace Werth on the active roster, they've recalled outfielder Eury Perez. Werth hasn't played since May 2, so the move will likely..." May 11

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Davey says Jayson Werth is probably going to have to go on DL. Still having hamstring spasms. Move can be backdated.

  • Werth likely to DL, Harper out tonight

    Nats Insider "The Nationals are planning to place outfielder Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list following tonight's game against the Cubs with what general manager Mike Rizzo termed a "very slight strain" of his right hamstring. Werth hasn't played since May 2 in Atlanta, when he felt the hamstring..." May 10

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    James Wagner @JamesWagnerWP

    Davey says one more day of rest for Jayson Werth before he can return to playing.

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Also, initial result of MRI on Werth's hamstring was clean.

  • Jayson Werth to receive MRI on hamstring Thursday

    Washington Post "Jayson Werth is scheduled to have an MRI on his balky right hamstring on Thursday, Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said following Wednesday’s 3-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. Werth, who hasn’t played in six days because of the hamstring tightness and a sore left ankle, will also be examined by an..." May 09

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Werth not playing tonight, as expected.

  • Jayson Werth’s hamstring tightens again

    Washington Post "Jayson Werth left Thursday’s game against the Braves in the fifth inning after his right hamstring tightened up again and, according to Manager Davey Johnson, he is expected to miss time as he rests the injury. Werth, who had never suffered a hamstring injury in his career, felt the initial..." May 03

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Bernadina pinch-hitting for Werth in the 5th. Something acting up, ankle or hamstring. Fact it's now raining here could be factor as well.

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    Amanda Comak @acomak

    By the way -- Davey said the X-ray done on Jayson Werth's ankle came back clean. As long as hamstring's OK he could return to lineup soon.

  • Werth getting X-ray on sore ankle

    CSN Washington "Out of the Nationals' lineup for the second straight game, right fielder Jayson Werth was due to undergo an X-ray of his left ankle, still swollen badly after he fouled a pitch off it during Monday night's game. Werth didn't have reason to believe he broke any bones, "but after two days, you..." May 01

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Werth (hamstring, ankle) out of #Nats lineup. Harper moves to RF, Moore in LF vs Tim Hudson.

  • Jayson Werth fouls ball off ankle, dealing with hamstring cramping

    Washington Post "When he came up to bat in the eighth inning of a 3-2 game against the Atlanta Braves, Jayson Werth told Nationals Manager Davey Johnson that he would need a pinch runner if he reached base. Werth said he his hamstring was tight all day and he couldn’t get it fully loose before the game. Towards..." April 30

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    Dan Kolko @masnKolko

    Jayson Werth is now out of the game after fouling a ball off his left foot/ankle in the 8th. Roger Bernadina takes over in right.

  • Jayson Werth on Boston Marathon: Sporting event being targeted ‘a scary thought’

    Washington Post "On Monday afternoon, a large-scale sporting event was at the heart of a tragic and heartbreaking event, two bombs exploding near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The bombings killed at least three people and injured more than 170 in an act described by President Obama as..." April 16

  • Aggressive approach paying off for Nationals’ Werth

    Washington Times "Late in the Washington Nationals‘ victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, as Jayson Werth stepped into the batter’s box, Davey Johnson looked up at the scoreboard and noticed something. The Nationals’ right fielder, known for his patient approach at the plate, had the same on-base..." April 11

  • Denard Span, Jayson Werth and the effect of seeing pitches

    Washington Post "Denard Span dug into the batter’s box last night for the first plate appearance of the night, the start of a game plan, the first link in the chain. Span’s arrival, particularly in tandem with Jayson Werth hitting behind him, has given the Nationals a new kind of offensive identity. They aim to..." April 10

  • Jayson Werth has made his presence felt throughout Washington Nationals

    Washington Post "Around the Washington Nationals, there is a commonly accepted notion about Jayson Werth: He will meet people with skepticism before he trusts them, and he will open up over time, on his terms only. Werth insists this is backward. It takes others time to come to know him, he says, and then they..." March 24

  • Jayson Werth goes back to his ‘homer bat’

    Washington Post "Jayson Werth clubbed the most dramatic home run in Washington’s baseball history last October, a moment nothing about his recent performance foretold. Between his return from a broken left wrist in August and the end of the regular season, Werth reached base almost 40 percent of the time but hit..." March 06

  • Werth Wants Back In The Middle, But Where Is He Needed In 2013?

    Federal Baseball "As the oft-repeated anecdote has it, and as Baltimore Sun writer David Schmuck recounted in a 1995 article, Davey Johnson used to, "... borrow time on the computer system at [Baltimore] Orioles owner Jerry Hoffberger's brewery," so that he could, in Johnson's own words, "... work on this program I..." January 29

  • Jayson Werth: 'I think we got the best team in baseball'

    Washington Post "Jayson Werth has perhaps the most unique point of view on the Nationals' roster. He signed the largest contract in team history before the 2011 season, receiving some ridicule for proclaiming he wanted to be "part of the group that changes perception of baseball in Washington, D.C." He received..." January 28

  • Back To The Middle Of The Nationals' Lineup For Jayson Werth?

    Federal Baseball "In an interview with ESPN980's The Sports Fix hosts Thom Loverro and Kevin Sheehan before the trade with Minnesota for center fielder Denard Span, Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson said he would take Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper atop the lineup over any other 1-2 punch in the game. "I..." December 27

  • Jayson Werth delivers the final blow as Washington nears NL East title

    Washington Post "Late Wednesday night, as the Washington Nationals reached their most perilous moment in weeks, a foul ball rolled to Jayson Werth in the on-deck circle at Citizens Bank Park. In his former home, a place that welcomes old heroes back with raging jeers, Werth injected one more slice of drama into a..." September 27

  • Ex-Phillie Werth thrives on boos in Nats' win

    CSN Philly "At least for one night and maybe just one season, Jayson Werth got the last laugh. When the Phillies are sitting at home watching the playoffs on TV, Werth will be there at the top of the Nationals' lineup trying to set the table for the big hitters behind him. At least that's the way it was on..." September 27

  • Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth make a potent 1-2 punch

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth form a disparate, atypical pairing atop the Washington Nationals lineup. Werth does not fit the standard mold of a leadoff hitter — a 6-foot-5 veteran on a $126 million contract who once slugged 36 home runs. Harper does not fit the standard mold of anything — a..." September 18

  • Michael Morse's hand is fine; Jayson Werth, Adam LaRoche still dealing with minor injuries

    Washington Post "Nationals outfielder Michael Morse was pulled from the fourth inning of Monday's 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs with a sore right thumb as a precaution, and the injury isn't expected to be serious. Morse was hit on the right hand by a pitch in his first at-bat on Aug. 24 against the Philadelphia..." September 04

  • Jayson Werth on Stephen Strasburg's shutdown: 'This is our guy on our team'

    Washington Post "Jayson Werth, one of the few Nationals who knows from experience how to win in October, stood at his locker yesterday afternoon and listened as a reporter told him the news of day: Davey Johnson had just said Stephen Strasburg would make his final start Sept. 12. Werth pulled his cell phone..." September 03

  • Jayson Werth leaves Saturday's game with cramping

    Washington Post "Jayson Werth left in ninth inning of Saturday's 10-9 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals with cramping in his hamstring. Nationals Manager Davey Johnson pulled Werth to start the inning, moved Bryce Harper to right field and Eury Perez made his major league debut by taking over center field. Werth..." September 02

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