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28 Jayson Werth RF
Height/Weight: 6-5/225 | Birthdate: 5/20/1979 | Birthplace: Springfield, IL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $16,571,429 | Owned/Started%: 99/96 | Average Draft Position: 81.95
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Jayson Werth clubs 10th home run Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth clubbed his 10th home run Thursday against the Orioles.

Werth only had one hit during the game, but made it count. Werth led off the top of the sixth inning against Wei-Yin Chen. Werth worked a three-pitch at-bat, homering on a 77 mph curveball. Werth finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Jayson Werth reaches three times, homers in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth put together a big performance Wednesday, in a 6-2 win over the Orioles.

Werth reached base three times in the win, the third time he has done so in his last five games. He went 2 for 3 with a walk, and both of his hits went for extra bases. Werth drove in one run in the first inning with a double, and added a solo home run in the seventh, finishing with two runs and two RBI.

Werth has raised his batting average nearly 15 points over the last seven games, and is now hitting .279/.364/.421 in 330 at-bats overall.  


Jayson Werth lone bright spot for Nationals in Friday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth can't be blamed for a Friday defeat to the Cubs. He managed the only mult-hit game for his team.

Werth homered in the first inning to forge a short-lived tie and added a double and walk. He has six hits in his last three games to sweeten his stat line to .276/.361/.406.


Jayson Werth sitting Game 1


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is not in the lineup for Game 1 against the Cubs.

Werth will be replaced by Nate McLouth in right field. It's assumed to be a normal day off, and Werth should return to the lineup for Game 2. Werth is hitting .268/.349/.376 over 298 at-bats.


Jayson Werth absent from Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth will be riding the pine Wednesday afternoon against Milwaukee after playing throughout a 16-inning marathon the night before. He went 0 for 7 in that game.

Nate McLouth is set to start instead for Werth, who has just five hits in his last 38 at-bats and has been hitless in six of his last nine games.


Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth might get day off on road trip


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams said following Sunday's game against the Braves that shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Jayson Werth could use a day off during the team's upcoming road trip, which starts Monday at Milwaukee, per MLB.com.

Werth is batting .216 in June and is mired in a 4-for-37 slump in his last 10 games, while Desmond is batting .233 in June and is mired in a 6-for-34 slump.

"It’s a long road trip, a very tough couple of games against the Astros and all the expectations of this series [against the Braves]. Guys get mentally tired. So to answer your question, [Desmond] needs a day," Williams said. "We need to look long and hard about Jayson. We’ll spend a couple of hours on the plane talking about that one."


Jayson Werth smacks sixth home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth went 2 for 4 with a walk, a home run and three RBI in his team's 6-2 win over the Giants Wednesday.

Werth knocked a solo home run in the fourth inning to put his team up 4-1 then singled in the ninth inning with the bases loaded to add two more RBI. He has hit .296/.371/.420 with six home runs, 31 RBI and three stolen bases in 243 at-bats.


Jayson Werth out of the lineup Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) The Nationals gave outfielder Jayson Werth a scheduled day off Friday, at the start of a series against the Padres.

Manager Matt Williams did told MLB.com Werth was feeling a little stiff earlier in the day, and wanted to get the Werth his first day off during a long road trip.

"We thought today would be a good day for him," Williams said "We are not going to get another off day until we get home."

Werth is hitting .285/.365/.398 in 221 at-bats this season. 


Jayson Werth collects three hits Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth picked up three hits Friday against the Rangers.

Werth struck out in his first at-bat against Colby Lewis, but was able to adjust. He singled and scored a run his second time up, and added two more singles in his final two at-bats. Werth finished the contest 3 for 5, with two runs scored and one RBI. 

Through 203 at-bats, Werth is hitting .291/.374/.404.


Jayson Werth dominating lefties again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is punishing left-handed pitching again, according to The Washington Post

In his first season with the Nationals, Werth had a tough time against lefties, hitting just .184 against them. It led to a down season, as Werth hit just .232 in 561 at-bats. Since that year, Werth has hit .383 against lefties, which ranks second just behind Andrew McCutchen. Werth admitted that he worked on the problem back in 2010, but decided not to give any details on how he was able to turn himself around against left-handers. 

While he's only 35 at-bats against lefties this year, Werth is hitting an insane .457 against them.


Jayson Werth ends power outage in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth ended an 11-game homerless drought Wednesday, in a 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Werth broke the seal for the Nationals, who opened the game with six scoreless innings as a team. He hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to tie the game, eventually finishing 1 for 3 with two runs scored, as he also walked.  

Werth is now hitting .304/.391/.453 with five home runs in 148 at-bats.  


Jayson Werth homers in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth went 2 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Astros Tuesday.

Werth kicked off the scoring Tuesday with a first-inning home run, then managed to score the tying run in the eighth inning before the Nationals tacked on another run in the ninth. He owns a seven-game hitting streak while recording multiple hits in each of his last three games. Werth has hit .290/.388/.470 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 100 at-bats.


Jayson Werth sinks the Marlins again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth had another big game against the Marlins Wednesday, as he hit his third home run of the season against them in a 6-3 win.

Werth's lone hit in four trips to the plate brought in three runs, as he took Marlins' starter Jose Fernandez deep to right. He has yet to hit a home run against a non-Miami team this season.

The bulk of Werth's production has come against the Marlins this season, with 10 of his 11 RBI and all three of his home runs coming against Miami. He is hitting .308/.410/.538 overall.  


Jayson Werth only sits out one game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth rejoined the starting lineup Sunday at Atlanta after missing Saturday's game with a groin injury.

Werth is off to a great start, hitting safely in 10 of 11 games. He is batting .368 with a .579 slugging percentage, 1.046 OPS, two doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and nine runs.


Jayson Werth resting ailing groin on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Groin tightness that forced Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth out of the Friday night game has prevented him from starting Saturday as well. He is out of the lineup in Atlanta. Matt Williams has called the injury "a little tweak."

Werth can only hope the problem does not curtail his momentum. He has been on a tear since opening day with hits in all but one game and a stat line of .351/.455/.568. He has eight RBI and nine runs scored.


Jayson Werth exits game with groin tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth exited Friday's loss to the Braves in extra innings due to groin tightness, the Washington Post reports.

Calling the injury "a little groin tweak," manager Matt Williams said, "We decided it was best to get him out of there and re-evaluate [Saturday]."

Werth was 1 for 5 in the game before being removed. He has hit .351/.455/.568 with two home runs and eight RBI in 37 at-bats.


Jayson Werth's grand slam provides the win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth had just one hit Wednesday against the Marlins, but it proved to be a big one in a 10-7 win.

Werth was hitless in four trips to the plate entering the bottom of the eighth inning, before he took Carlos Marmol deep for a game-winning grand slam. He added an RBI groundout in the fifth inning, as he drove in five of his six runs for the season in one game.

Werth is hitting 345/.457/.517 on the season, but had just one RBI entering play Wednesday. He now has six, along with six runs scored in eight games.  


Jayson Werth knocks four hits in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth went 4 for 5 with a double and a run scored in his team's 5-1 win over the Mets Wednesday.

Werth followed up a 1-for-5 opener with a big performance in Wednesday's win. Despite posting an impressive .318/.398/.523 line last season, Werth didn't have more than three hits in a game in all of 2013. It's hard to believe he could be even better in 2014, but his four-hit game is a good sign.


Jayson Werth set to play Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is hoping to play Friday, according to The Washington Post.

He's dealing with a minor muscle strain, but is feeling a lot better. He was able to debut Wedneday despite the injury. Werth hit .318/.398/.532 in 462 at-bats last season. 


Jayson Werth draws walk in spring debut Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Making his spring debut, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth went 0 for 1 with a walk in his team's 11-5 win over the Mets Wednesday.

Werth has battled a biceps injury this spring, delaying his debut in Grapefruit League action. He coming off a career-best season in which he hit .318/.398/.532 with 25 home runs, 82 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 462 at-bats.


Jayson Werth in Wednesday's lineup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is in the team's starting lineup Wednesday, according to The Washington Post.

Werth has been dealing with a biceps injury during the spring. He's coming off a season in which he hit .318/.398/.532 in 462 at-bats. 


Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth out Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Nationals outfielders Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth didn't make the trip for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, MLB.com reports.

Harper is battling flu-like symptoms, and should be good to go in a day or two. Werth is dealing with a strained right biceps.

"Bryce wanted to come on the trip," manager Matt Williams said. "I told him to stay back and take it easy. I plan to bring him [to Lake Buena Vista] tomorrow. Jayson is going through his progressions. When we get back, we'll see where he's at."

Harper and Werth comprise two-thirds of the team's projected starting outfield.


Jayson Werth set to play Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) The Nationals will shake the cobwebs off outfielder Jayson Werth on Sunday. Matt Williams has announced that Werth will play in the exhibition game against Miami, per CSNWashington.com. He will be the last Washington starter to make his debut.

Williams did not want to rush Werth back into heavy action as he continues to make a full recovery from wrist surgery.


Jayson Werth confident he's past issues with wrist


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was able to begin his offseason workouts in early December and is starting to incorporate baseball activities into his regimen as spring training draws closer, according to The Washington Post.

It's a nice change from a year ago, when Werth's status was uncertain as he was building up strength in his surgically repaired wrist.

"It’s good," Werth said of his wrist. "I don’t have any issues now and I don’t foresee any problems. And I’m kinda hoping we’re past it."


Jayson Werth scratched Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been scratched from the starting lineup for Sunday's finale against the Diamondbacks.

Werth isn't believed to be injured, as most of the team's regulars were not in the lineup Sunday. If he does not play, Werth will finish the season with a .318/.398/.532 line, 25 home runs, 82 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 462 at-bats.