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#28 RF

Jayson Werth

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 5"
Weight:
242 lbs
Age:
35
Born:
May 20, 1979
Springfield, Illinois, United States
Drafted:
1997 - round 1, 22nd overall by Bal
AVG HR RBI OBP OPS
2015 Regular Season
.292 16 82 .394 .849

Werth has been convicted of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving over 100 miles an hour on the Capital Beltway.

The 35-year-old Werth will have the option of appealing his conviction to Fairfax County Circuit Court. Werth batted .292 last season with 16 home runs and 82 RBIs in 147 games.

Werth went 3 for 4 in Saturday's 3-2 win at Miami.

Werth is batting .354 with three homers, 13 RBIs and 10 runs scored in 14 games against the Marlins this year.

Werth will remain sidelined for at least a couple of days after receiving a cortisone injection for his sore right shoulder.

Washington manager Matt Williams says Werth has a sprained AC joint, but an MRI showed no structural damage. Williams says Werth "should be good to go" after giving the shot a few days to take effect.

Werth has been scratched from the Nationals' lineup as he continues to be slowed by a sore right ankle and right shoulder.

Werth was listed in manager Matt Williams' original lineup in right field for Saturday night's game against the Braves but instead was held out for the second straight game.

Werth is being held out of the starting lineup in Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins after spraining his right ankle on Monday.

Werth left Monday's 7-6 loss to the Marlins in the seventh inning after sliding into second base awkwardly trying to stretch a single into a double

Werth was 1 for 2 in a 1-0 loss to the Reds on Saturday.

Werth continues to see the ball well, going 25 for 68 (.368) over his last 19 games with 21 RBIs. He also drew 12 walks in that span.

Werth was 2 for 3 with two runs Saturday.

Werth is sizzling at .383 in his last 13 games.

Werth went 2 for 3 with a homer and four RBIs in Sunday's 10-3 win at Philadelphia.

Werth is batting .375 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 11 games this month.

Werth homered and had three RBIs to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

Werth is hitting .351 (13 for 37) with five home runs, six doubles, 12 runs and 15 RBIs in his 10 games this month.

Werth helped the Nationals rough up the Chicago Cubs in a 13-0 victory.

Werth had three hits and two RBIs. He's sizzling with nine hits and eight RBIs in four games this month.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

Next Team Games

Thu, Mar 5

TBD

NYM (79-83, .488)
WAS (96-66, .593)

Fri, Mar 6

1:05 ET

WAS (96-66, .593)
ATL (79-83, .488)

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