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Injuries to Span, Escobar and Taylor take luster off of Nats' gutsy 4-2 win - Byron Kerr

The Nationals dropped the Padres 4-2 Thursday night behind strong pitching from Joe Ross and home runs from Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman. But news about three injured players - center fielder Denard Span, third baseman Yunel Escobar and center...

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How the role of Michael A. Taylor is changing for the Nationals

Denard Span’s return from the disabled list Tuesday provided Matt Williams with his projected opening day lineup for the first time all season. It also gave Michael A. Taylor a rare night off.As injuries sidelined Span and Jayson Werth for extended stretches this season, Taylor served as the natural replacement, starting at both center field (63 games) and left field (32 games).Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Jayson Werth will lead off Tuesday night in Colorado

Nationals Manager Matt Williams hopes to shake the Nationals’ offense out of its recent stagnation with a big shuffle Tuesday night. Left fielder Jayson Werth, 9 for 62 since his return from the disabled list July 28 — will lead off. Werth hit leadoff after a wrist injury in 2012 sapped some of his power for the duration of that season.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Jayson Werth: ‘The results are just not there’ since return from wrist injury

LOS ANGELES — What bugs Jayson Werth the most is that he feels good. His left wrist, healed from two small fractures and a bad bone bruise in May, has recovered. Even though he is still building back strength, the veteran outfielder — who was on the disabled list for two months — believes his wrist is strong. His workouts and hitting drills have all been fine, too.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Despite lack of power so far, Jayson Werth will stay in the middle of Nats’ order

Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth has not homered since May, a stat shaded by the broken left wrist that kept him out for June and most of July. Werth has not shown much power since returning from the disabled list July 28 — a small sample size, to be sure — but is hitting in the heart of the Nationals order all the same. He was 1 for 13 in the series against Arizona, but is hitting fifth again Friday night.Read full article >>