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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%: 100/92 | Average Draft Position: 81.93
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Jayson Werth able to return Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:23 am ET) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth's absence will come to an end after just one game, as he is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

Werth missed Tuesday's game due to an ankle injury, suffering during Monday's game. He is in his usual spot in the lineup, batting third and playing right field. 


Jayson Werth should be available off bench Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth should be available off the bench Tuesday and could return to the lineup Wednesday, masnsports.com reports.

Werth is dealing with an ankle injury, but it's not considered serious. He has hit .284/.376/.445 with 12 home runs and 58 RBI in 380 at-bats.


Jayson Werth sits out Tuesday due to ankle injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Marlins due to an ankle injury suffered Monday. Werth had anticipated he would be in the lineup Tuesday.

Werth is batting .360 with a .478 on-base percentage, .747 slugging percentage and 1.225 OPS in 21 July games. He also has six home runs, 11 doubles, 17 runs, 23 RBI and 14 walks this month.


Jayson Werth expected to return to action Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is expected to return to action Tuesday, according to The Washington Post

Werth left Monday's game with a twisted ankle, but manager Matt Williams expects him to be fine tomorrow. Werth was 2 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI prior to leaving the game. 


Jayson Werth leaves Monday's game with possible leg injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth left Monday's game against the Marlins with a possible leg injury, according to MLB.com. 

In the seventh inning, Werth hit a single off Sam Dyson. He attempted to stretch it to a double, and was thrown out at second. Werth slid into the base awkwardly, and limped off the field. He was replaced by Nate McLouth the next inning. It's unclear how much time Werth will miss due to the injury.


Jayson Werth returns from knee issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds, after sitting out the team's previous game with a knee injury.

Werth got two days off with the offday Thursday, which allowed him to get past the soreness that was bothering him earlier in the week. He is hitting .377/.472/.852 in 16 July games.  


Jayson Werth getting a few days to rest sore right knee


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams said outfielder Jayson Werth is dealing with a sore right knee, which is an injury that has been lingering, according to MASNsports.com. The thinking behind keeping Werth out of the lineup Wednesday at Colorado is it will give him two days off coupled with Thursday's off-day.

Werth is having a big month at the plate in July, batting .377 with a .472 on-base percentage, .852 slugging percentage and 1.325 OPS in 16 games. He also has six home runs, 11 doubles, 16 runs and 20 RBI.


Jayson Werth reaches 20 RBI in July


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth sent Washington to a 5-4 win Sunday against the Brewers with a walk-off RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. He finished 2 for 5 with two strikeouts.

Werth is having a strong month, as he has eight multi-hit games in 14 starts. He is batting .385 (20 for 52) with six home runs, nine doubles, 16 runs and 20 RBI in July.


Another mechanical change working wonders for Jayson Werth


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/15/2014) Around June 15 last year, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth became a different player. After looking like he'd play out the last few years of his contract in relative obscurity, a victim of Father Time or Mother Nature or whatever living embodiment of a fundamental abstraction you credit for the aging process, he began performing at an MVP level, hitting .349 with 20 home runs and a 1.033 OPS over his final 93 games. He credited a mechanical change -- specifically, holding his hands higher.

We didn't see that version of Werth over the first three months of this season, which of course had everyone assuming regression again, but since the start of July -- a span of only 11 games -- he's batting .375 (15 for 40) with six home runs, or half of his season total.

And wouldn't you know a mechanical change is at the root of it all?

I made reference to it in a review of my rankings on the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, but according to The Washington Post, Werth's hot streak began about the time he decided to stand taller in the batter's box. It sounds like a small change to me, but if his mechanics are that persnickety -- and we have evidence that they are -- maybe it propels him another MVP-caliber finish.


Jayson Werth plates four runs in win over Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth came up big at the dish Sunday against the Phillies in Philadelphia.

Werth belted a three-run home run off Kyle Kendrick in the opening frame and singled in a run in the ninth inning. He finished 2 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and four RBI in a 10-3 victory. He enters the All-Star break with a .278/.366/.441 slash line with 12 homers and 54 RBI in 345 at-bats.

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.