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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%: 99/93
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Nationals' Jayson Werth pleads guilty, sentenced to 5 days in jail


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will serve five days in jail after pleading guilty to reckless driving, reports The Washington Post.

Werth was pulled over in July by Virginia State Police after driving 105 mph in a 55 mph zone and Werth did not necessarily disagree with the assessment.

"It's possible I exceeded 90 miles per hour," Werth said in court.

Werth was initially convicted of reckless driving Dec. 5, but appealed the verdict. He was originally sentenced to 10 days in jail, but it was reduced to five after Werth's guilty plea.

The prosecutor said Werth will turn himself in Friday and begin serving his sentence, according to NBC4's Northern Virginia Bureau. 


Nationals' Werth (shoulder): My goal is to be ready by opening day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on the AC joint in his right shoulder Jan. 9, said he still has some normal residual discomfort from the operation but feels better, per The Washington Post.

While Werth is expected to undergo 2-3 months of rehab, which puts his status for opening day in jeopardy, he remains hopeful of a quick recovery because his operation was minimally-invasive and with no complications.

“I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize the rest of my career but also want to get on the field an play,” he said. “It’s a balance. … As soon as I’m ready, I’ll be back. … My goal is opening day. If I can’t make opening day in D.C., then I want to make opening day in Boston. I’m going to try to be back as soon as I can without doing something stupid.”


Nationals' Jayson Werth undergoes successful shoulder surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth underwent successful shoulder surgery on Friday, the team announced. 

Werth had arthroscopic surgery on his right AC joint. Doctors did not find any "structural abnormalities" in his shoulder during the procedure. He's expected to miss 2-3 months while rehabbing the injury.

The 35-year-old hit .292/.394/.455 over 534 at-bats last year. 


Report: Werth to undergo shoulder surgery Friday, out 2-3 months


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Friday, sources told FOXSports.com.

Werth is expected to rehab for two to three months, which puts his availability for the start of the season in jeopardy.

The Washington Post confirmed Werth will have AC joint repair surgery Friday. Rest was recommended when Werth first injured his shoulder last August, but the issue emerged during offseason workouts.

In 2014, Werth hit .292 with 16 home runs and 82 RBI.


Nationals OF Jayson Werth has court date set for Feb. 3


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth's appeal of his reckless driving conviction has been scheduled for a Feb. 3 jury trial in Fairfax County (Va.) General Circuit Court.

In December, the 35-year-old Werth was found guilty of misdemeanor reckless driving for a July 6 incident. He was accused of going 105 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. Judge Penney Azcarate sentenced him to 10 days in jail. Werth appealed the ruling.


Nationals to swap Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper in the field


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Nationals will adjust their defensive alignment in 2015, according to The Washington Post

Bryce Harper is expected to take over in right field, while Jayson Werth moves to left. The move should allow the club to get better use of Harper's arm. Harper is also expected to take on a bigger role in the lineup. He will likely hit somewhere between the second and fourth spot in the lineup, according to manager Matt Williams. Last season, Harper was mostly used as the team's sixth hitter. 


Nationals' Jayson Werth to serve 10 days in jail for reckless driving


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) A Washington, D.C. judge found Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth guilty Friday of reckless driving and sentenced him to 10 days in jail, but will likely only serve five, the Washington Post reports. Werth was driving a 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 when he was pulled over for driving 105 mph in a 55 mph zone in Fairfax County on July 6. His attorney is expected appeal the ruling.

Jayson Werth flirts with cycle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth fell a home run shy of a cycle in Game 2 of a doubleheader Friday night against Miami.

Werth tripled in two runs in the first, doubled in the second, singled in the fifth and was hit by a pitch in the sixth. He finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI in a 15-7 defeat. He is hitting .291/.394/.455 with 16 homers and 82 RBI over 530 at-bats.


Nationals rest several regulars


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) For their Sunday matchup at the Marlins, the Nationals left Ian Desmond, Denard Span, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos out of their starting lineup. Ryan Zimmerman, who made his return from a two-month hiatus due to a hamstring injury on Saturday, was also not in Sunday's lineup.

Jayson Werth back in lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is back in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets.

Werth was given Friday off while recovering from the flu. He has hit .283/.383/.448 with 16 home runs, 78 RBI and nine stolen bases in 498 at-bats.


Jayson Werth out with illness against Washington


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) The Nationals have given right fielder Jayson Werth the night off for the Friday game against the host Mets. He is dealing with the flu. Nate Schierholtz is set to start there instead.

Werth is in a 2-for-15 mini-slump, but he owns a strong .283/.383/.448 stat line on the season with 77 runs scored and 78 RBI.


Jayson Werth homers, steals two bases Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth went 1 for 2 with two walks, a solo home run and two stolen bases in his team's 6-4 win over the Dodgers Monday.

Werth put his team up early with his first-inning home run and showed off his wheels later in the game, stealing second base after each of his walks. He has hit .288/.383/.458 with 16 home runs, 76 RBI and nine stolen bases in 465 at-bats.


Jayson Werth clubs first August homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth homered for the first time in nearly a month and a half Friday, in a 10-3 loss.

Werth, who has been bothered by a shoulder injury, hit a solo home run to left in the fourth inning, with the Nationals already trailing. He ultimately finished the game 2 for 4 with one run scored and one RBI.

Friday's home run was Werth's first since July 13, before the All-Star break. Still, he is hitting .311/.409/.444 overall since the break. 


Change for Jayson Werth may not be for the better


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/19/2014) Here's what we know: Jayson Werth has a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder but will attempt to play through it after receiving a cortisone shot Wednesday.

Here's what The Washington Post recently reported: The injury has compelled him to shorten his swing in a manner not unlike that of 2012, when he returned from a broken wrist.

The problem with that? He hit only five home runs in 300 at-bats in 2012.

That's partially what made last year's performance so shocking. He appeared to have regressed the year before. Turns out he just made a change to his swing -- the same one he says he's made now.

Granted, he's 2 for 5 with a double since returning, so no need to sound the alarm, but if you own Werth in Fantasy, you're not out of the woods yet.


Jayson Werth makes return to starting lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks after missing six straight starts due to a shoulder injury.

However, Werth did enter Sunday's game against the Pirates in the ninth inning and finished out the 11-inning contest, going 1 for 1 with one double, one walk and two runs.


Jayson Werth shortens swing to avoid aggravating shoulder injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth announced after Sunday's game against the Pirates that he has made an adjustment to shorten his swing, which he hopes will alleviate any impact on his injured right shoulder.

Werth said he made a similar change when he returned from a broken wrist in 2012, according to The Washington Post.

"I think it really helped," he said. "[I did it] just to take pressure off the shoulder, the AC joint. I’ve never had this before so I’m kind of just tinkering around, trying to figure out something that’s going to work. But I think we’re close. I’ve been getting every indication that chances are I’m not going to injure it, unless I do something stupid out there. I felt it was worth the risk [Sunday]. In a game like that, I wanted to keep the streak going and win a game. So I went for it."


Jayson Werth makes late appearance, scores two runs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) For the first time in nearly a week, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth returned to action Sunday. Werth entered the game as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth. Down a run, he drew a key walk and scored the game-tying run.

Werth stayed in the game at right field and lined a double in the 11th inning. He finished 1 for 1 with a walk and two runs scored. He is hitting .281 with 12 homers and 63 RBI over 417 at-bats.

Jayson Werth sits out a sixth straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth (shoulder) did not make it back into the starting lineup Sunday against the Pirates, missing a sixth straight start. Rookie Michael Taylor was in right field for the Nationals.

Jayson Werth aiming for Sunday return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is targeting a return to the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, as he continues to work his way back from a sprained AC joint.

Werth hit off a tee Friday, and will progress toward a full pregame workout Saturday before he is cleared to return Sunday. He has been out since last Sunday as a result of the injury, which required a cortisone shot Wednesday. 


Jayson Werth still out Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werthis still not in the lineup Friday against the Pirates, as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury. Werth has not played since Sunday as a result of a sprained AC joint, and remains without a concrete timetable to return, though he told MASNSports.com Thursday he was hoping to return to the lineup Saturday. 

Report: Jayson Werth believes he's nearing return


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth told Matt Williams he feels 50 percent better Thursday and that could be available to pinch-hit Friday against Pittsburgh, per MASN. Werth further speculated that he could rejoin the lineup as soon as Saturday.

Werth has been sidelined since Sunday with a shoulder issue.


Jayson Werth receives cortisone shot for AC joint sprain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will miss the next two or three days after receiving a cortisone shot in his right shoulder to help relieve pain from an AC joint sprain, the Washington Post reports.

"He’ll let it get to work a little bit," manager Matt Williams said Wednesday. "He should be good to go. It’s one of things, it’s kind of just a painful thing. There’s no structural damage. No issues with anything else, according to the picture. It’ll just calm it down and get the inflammation out of there. But during the process, he can’t play. We’ve got to shut him down for a couple days at least."

Werth received an MRI Tuesday that showed he had no structural damage in his labrum rotator cuff, but he's had trouble playing through the pain in the AC joint. He has hit .279/.370/.430 with 12 home runs, 63 RBI and five stolen bases in 416 at-bats.


Reports conflict on specifics of Jayson Werth shoulder problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) An MRI on Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth has revealed an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, per MLB.com. Other reports, however, have claimed that it's just inflammation and that, after taking a cortisone shot, Werth will be back in the lineup after a couple days.

Report: Jayson Werth to remain out for a couple games


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth received a cortisone shot in his ailing shoulder Wednesday and will miss at least a couple games, a source has told MLB.com.

Werth has not started a game since Friday. He had been scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday and had not been expected to require a disabled list stint.


Jayson Werth expected to undergo MRI on shoulder


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is expected to undergo an MRI on his inflamed shoulder, the Washington Post reports.

Manager Matt Williams said that he doesn't expect Werth to need a trip to the disabled list, but the results of an MRI will determine whether that's the case. He dealt with shoulder and ankle issues this weekend before returning to the lineup to go 0 for 1 with three walks, but he's back out of the lineup Tuesday.