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The Baseball Show: Things are turning up

On this week’s episode of The Baseball Show, there was a bit more positivity in the topics discussed. After all, the Nationals are getting healthier and starting to win again. This first clip looks at the impact of players like Jayson Werth and Denard Span coming off the disabled list. Since Werth returned to the…

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Nationals activate Denard Span, option Michael A. Taylor to Syracuse

A week ago today, Bryce Harper was the only player projected to start in the Nationals outfield actually starting there. Jayson Werth and Denard Span were out with injuries, and the Nationals were filling in as best they could without them.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Today’s Nationals vs. Phillies lineups

Denard Span is back, leading off and playing center field. The Nationals activated Span Sunday, sending Michael A. Taylor back to Class AAA Syracuse to make room on the roster.Span lengthens the Nationals lineup, which got Jayson Werth back less than a week ago. He also solidifies the leadoff spot, which had been filled by Yunel Escobar until his injury Thursday night.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Jayson Werth activated from 15-day DL, Matt den Dekker optioned to Syracuse

BOSTON — It’s official: Jayson Werth is back. The Nationals activated their starting left fielder from the 15-day disabled list Monday morning, meaning he is available to play in the Red Sox’s home opener this afternoon.Read full article >>

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Werth cautiously optimistic upon return to lineup

BOSTON — In a perfect world, Jayson Werth would have played through a full spring training, building his workload up alongside all of his Nationals teammates, progressing toward Opening Day. Werth, though, couldn’t afford to do all that this year, not after needing right shoulder surgery in January. So as he sat in the dugout…

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Werth set to debut for Nats today in Boston

PHILADELPHIA — After a ragged opening week to the season, the Nationals are about to get one of their three key injured lineup members back: Jayson Werth. Werth is expected to be activated off the disabled list and make his season debut Monday in Boston after a brief, 3-game rehab stint with Class A Potomac…

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Nats Journal: Casey Janssen, Anthony Rendon, Denard Span, and Jayson Werth all progressing

PHILADELPHIA — Since early March, Matt Williams’s meetings with the media have involved an unwanted segment unofficially known as the daily injury update. Williams often counts on his fingers during this portion of the program, numbering off his injured stars, making sure he covers them all.Read full article >>

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Rendon, Janssen to take next step in rehab

One day after sharing good news about Denard Span and Jayson Werth, Matt Williams had more positive reports on both Anthony Rendon and Casey Janssen as they continue their rehab from injury. Rendon, who is nursing a sprained left MCL, has been working side-to-side in drills and running in figure eight formations to test his…

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Werth, Span ready to play; Janssen not ready to throw

Wednesday’s pregame press conference with Nationals manager Matt Williams brought good news for both Jayson Werth and Denard Span, two outfielders who remain out of the Nats’ lineup as they recover from surgeries. Werth, who is coming back from Jan. 9 surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, will head to Potomac…

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As Nationals celebrate 10 years, early-season lineup looks like a relic

Here is the Washington Nationals’ reality at the moment: Jayson Werth and Denard Span were introduced to a sellout crowd on a glorious opening day at Nationals Park — huge cheers for both — then reported to the bench, where they watched. They are the only two Nationals who must be at the yard Tuesday, because they are coming back from injuries and they need to get their work in while the rest of the team is off. Anthony Rendon is in Florida, still rehabbing his mysteriously ailing knee.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Nationals discussed playing Jayson Werth on opening day, Denard Span moving closer to return

As it turned out, Jayson Werth was almost ready to play today. Opening day had been the left fielder’s target since January surgery on his right shoulder, and he nearly made it. The coaching staff discussed the possibility. There was no reason for the 35-year-old to rush, but after playing in four straight days of minor league games Wednesday through Saturday, Werth thought he might be ready.Read full article >>

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Williams: Werth could return within week

Just 48 hours before the Nationals open their 2015 season against the New York Mets, manager Matt Williams sounded optimistic about the progress of Jayson Werth’s recovery. Werth had surgery on January 9 to repair the A/C joint in his right shoulder. Since he has slowly moved forward in his rehab, which will almost certainly…

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Werth crosses big hurdle in shoulder rehab

Jayson Werth took at-bats in a minor-league game Monday for the first time since his shoulder surgery. Does he have enough time to be ready for Opening Day?

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Nats Journal: Jayson Werth swings in a game; Reed Johnson, Matt den Dekker join the Nationals

VIERA, Fla. — Jayson Werth took swings in a game Monday for the first time since January surgery on his right shoulder. He went 1 for 2 with a double, RBI and a walk. He had no issues but it “felt like the first game of spring training.” Werth, however, has only six days left before the Nationals season begins on April 6 to get his swing and shoulder into game shape.Read full article >>

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DC Sports Bog: For Washington Nationals, panic on Half Street or just bumps in the road?

So a star D.C. athlete with a history of lower-body injuries just had his sprained knee looked at by Dr. James Andrews, a few days after his team landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated?Don’t mind me. I’ll just be hiding under this pile of Jayson Werth gnomes and decapitated rubber chicken heads.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Opening day is ‘a stretch’ for Jayson Werth

VIERA, Fla. — Even though Jayson Werth had a good first day of batting practice against live pitching on Saturday, being ready for opening day on April 6 is “a stretch,” Manager Matt Williams said Sunday. And as it likely appears, the Nationals will be without the top three hitters in their lineup on opening day — and at least a bit longer — because Denard Span (core-muscle surgery) and Anthony Rendon (knee) are all still rehabbing from injuries.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Mike Rizzo on the Nationals’ injuries, roster competitions

VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals could likely to begin the season with three players on the disabled list — Anthony Rendon, Denard Span and Nate McLouth — and perhaps a fourth if Jayson Werth isn’t ready for opening day. Injuries are a large factor in baseball, and the Nationals are already dealing with their fair share of them before the season starts.Read full article >>

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DC Sports Bog: Jayson Werth references ‘Mean Girls’ and gets distracted by a shiny object during interview

With the top two buttons of his Nationals jersey unbuttoned, Jayson Werth gave a casual interview to MASN’s Dan Kolko during the second inning of Thursday’s spring training loss to the Mets.Kolko opened the interview with a question about Werth’s rehab from right shoulder surgery and Werth didn’t miss the opportunity to make a “Mean Girls” reference.Read full article >>

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Venable robs Werth with sparkling grab

4/27/14: Will Venable lays out to make a fantastic diving catch in right field, robbing Jayson Werth of a hit and ending the inning

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Werth smacks a grand slam as Nats take lead

4/9/14: Jayson Werth hammers a grand slam to left-center field as the Nationals take a 10-7 lead late in the game

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Villanueva freezes Werth with 57-mph pitch

8/21/13: Carlos Villanueva freezes Jayson Werth with a 57-mph breaking ball