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Nats Journal: Jayson Werth still has swelling in his wrist, Anthony Rendon takes batting practice

These days, despite the brace on his swollen left wrist, Jayson Werth hustles out to the outfield during batting practice and pursues fly balls, hat in hand. For now, the wrist is still too swollen to use a glove — or do much of anything, really. Though it is not broken or damaged structurally, it is swollen, and Werth cannot rotate it or swing.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 22, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Phillies discussion thread: Game 42

The Nationals come into Friday on a five-game winning streak, and host the struggling Phillies. Max Scherzer starts against right-handed Sean O’Sullivan, who faces the usual Nationals lineup, plus Clint Robinson. He will play left in place of injured Jayson Werth, adding another left-handed hitter against the righty O’Sullivan.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 20, 2015

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Yankees lineups

The Nationals play for their fifth straight win Wednesday evening, and do so behind Jordan Zimmermann. Zimmermann is pitching one slot early because of the injury to Doug Fister, but on full rest because of off-days. He’ll face Yankees right-hander Adam Warren. Tyler Moore will play left field today in place of injured Jayson Werth. Otherwise, the lineup is the same as yesterday.  Read full article >>
CSN Washington May 20, 2015

Werth relieved wrist isn't broken, but sees tough road ahead

On the day he was placed on the 15-day disabled list, Jayson Werth spent a few minutes with reporters to give an update on his left wrist.

Werth relieved wrist isn’t broken

On the day he was placed on the 15-day disabled list, and moments after the Nationals homered their way into a first-place tie on Tuesday night, Jayson Werth spent a few minutes with reporters to give an update on his left wrist contusion. Werth will be out until at least May 31 as he first…
Washington Post May 19, 2015

Nats Journal: Jayson Werth on his left wrist: ‘As bad as it could be without being broke’

Jayson Werth is pleased with MRI exam results that showed bones and ligaments intact in his left wrist, but his injury is still worth watching.“I’m relieved,” he said. “I wish it felt better. I’m optimistic but I don’t feel like I’m out of the woods yet. Hopefully in a couple days it’ll respond a lot better and we can get going. Right now, it’s still pretty banged up. So the tests were good but I still feel like we’ve got a ways to go.”Read full article >>
Washington Post May 19, 2015

Nats Journal: What will the Nationals do with Wilmer Difo?

Jayson Werth’s wrist is neither broken nor torn, but it is bruised, badly enough that he will not swing a bat for at least a few more days. Since he has already missed three days, the Nationals placed Werth on the 15-day disabled list Monday. They chose top infielding prospect Wilmer Difo to replace him on the 25-man roster, picked an infielder to replace an outfielder, selected a player who has played 14 games above Class A to fill in for a 35-year-old veteran. But Difo fits their needs.Read full article >>
MASN Sports May 19, 2015

Source: Jayson Werth to DL, Wilmer Difo to be called up - Byron Kerr

The Nationals return home to begin a five-game homestand, but may have to do without starting left fielder Jayson Werth. Werth will be placed on the 15-day disabled list today and shortstop Wilmer Difo will be called up from Double-A...
Washington Post May 19, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals calling up prospect Wilmer Difo, Jayson Werth could land on DL

The Nationals are calling up infielder prospect Wilmer Difo from Class AA Harrisburg, according to two people familiar with the situation. Although left fielder Jayson Werth received good news news on his left wrist, he is a likely candidate to land on the 15-day disabled list to rest the swollen joint, another person familiar with the situation said.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 19, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals calling up prospect Wilmer Difo, Jayson Werth to the DL (UPDATED)

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: The Nationals make the move official: Jayson Werth lands on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist contusion and infielder Wilmer Difo is called up from Class AA Harrisburg.ORIGINAL POST, 10:46 a.m.: The Nationals are calling up infielder prospect Wilmer Difo from Class AA Harrisburg, according to two people familiar with the situation. Although left fielder Jayson Werth received good news news on his left wrist, he is a likely candidate to land on the 15-day disabled list to rest the swollen joint, another person familiar with the situation said.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 19, 2015

Nats Journal: Jayson Werth gets good news after MRI exam on left wrist

Jayson Werth received good news from an MRI exam Monday on his left wrist, which was hit by a pitch Friday in San Diego. According to a person familiar with the situation, the MRI confirmed the initial hope: no broken bones and ligaments are intact. It is considered simply a bad bruise in a sensitive area.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 17, 2015

Nats Journal: Bryce Harper making strides in right field

SAN DIEGO — While much attention has focused on Bryce Harper‘s maturation and improvement at the plate so far this season, another part of his game has also gotten better: his defense in right field. Defensive metrics can be unreliable early in the season with such a small sample size, but they, along with Nationals officials, have been pleased with the strides Harper has made in right field, a spot he swapped with Jayson Werth before the season.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 15, 2015

Nats Journal: Jayson Werth leaves Friday’s game after getting hit on left wrist

SAN DIEGO — Jayson Werth left Friday’s game in the second inning after getting hit on the left wrist with a 92 mph fastball from Odrisamer Despaigne. Werth instantly fell to the ground and grabbed his wrist. The bulk of the force seemed to be taken by the wrist guard Werth wears.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 14, 2015

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Padres lineups

SAN DIEGO — The Nationals begin a four-game series here Thursday, although the weather doesn’t look promising Thursday or Friday. Two weeks ago, the Nationals were in the bottom third of the majors in runs scored per game. After a strong stretch of hitting, the Nationals are now fifth in the majors with 4.77 runs per game. Their collective .737 OPS is ninth in the majors. They’ve done without Anthony Rendon, plus missed time by Denard Span and Jayson Werth, and some struggles from Werth, Ian Desmond and Ryan Zimmerman.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 14, 2015

Nats Journal: Michael A. Taylor adjusting well to his role

SAN DIEGO — Michael A. Taylor isn’t used to sitting on the bench. He is an everyday player, a toolsy prospect the Nationals hope to insert into center field in the future. But because Jayson Werth and Denard Span are returning from offseason surgeries, the Nationals decided they needed a more capable backup. So they recalled Taylor from Class AAA Syracuse on April 25 after Reed Johnson’s injury.Read full article >>

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