Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 1 day ago

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will rejoin the team in Miami on Tuesday after recovering from a wrist in jury, according to the Washington Post. Werth has not played since May 15 after suffering a fractured wrist, but he recently completed a successful nine-game rehab stint in the minor leagues and is ready to return. It is unclear whether he will immediately be activated and inserted into the lineup, but he will almost certainly return at some point this week. "I would imagine if you want to start hot, then you want the normal spring training," manager Matt Williams said. "Unfortunately, that's never the case. 50 at-bats would be ideal, but I don't think he'll be able to get 50 at-bats, it just takes too long and we can't afford to have him out that long when he's healthy. So our concern is that when he comes back there's no issue with the shoulder, first and foremost, the wrist is fine, he's building strength in that, his legs are good. The last thing you want is for the wrist to be okay and he's not fully in shape and something happens and he pulls a muscle and then goes down again."

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 1 week ago

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday as he continues to recover from a wrist injury, according to MLB.com. Werth is projecting toward an Aug. 1 return from small fractures in his left wrist, and went 2-for-7 with High-A Potomac over three games before taking Sunday off.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 1 week ago

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will be in the lineup at High-A Potomac on Saturday while recovering from a wrist injury, according to CSN Washington. Werth has one hit in five at-bats since beginning his rehab assignment Thursday.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 2 weeks ago

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will continue his recovery from a wrist injury by starting a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac on Thursday, according to the team's official website. Werth has not played since being hit by a pitch on the wrist May 15, and was hitting just .208 with two home runs in 27 games prior to the injury.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 3 weeks ago

Werth (wrist) got in some "extensive outfield work" in Friday at the team's spring training facility, but continues to swing a lighter than normal bat, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Werth isn't expected to rejoin the Nationals until early August, but he's making some significant progress with his wrist. Swinging a normally-weighted bat will be a better indicator that his wrist is fully healed, but it appears as though he's moving in the right direction.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 3 weeks ago

Werth (wrist) did some tee work Tuesday and said the pain in his wrist is gone, Will Ladson of MLB.com reports.

Werth continues to work with a fungo bat and could be ahead of schedule in his recovery. He's still expected to miss a few more weeks and is targeting a late-July/early-August return to the Nats. Werth said he expects to begin a rehab stint after the All-Star break.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 3 weeks ago

Werth (wrist) could come close to beating his targeted return date of Aug. 1, the Washington Post reports.

Werth started swinging a fungo bat a few days ago and is pleased with his progress thus far. The rehab process still has a long ways to go, but it seems he could be back with the Nationals in early August, or possibly even at the very end of July.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 3 weeks ago

Werth (wrist) swung a fungo bat Saturday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Even swinging a lighter fungo bat is significant progress given his wrist injury. He's expected to rejoin the club at some point this season, but some point in August remains the target at this point. In the meantime, the Nationals will continue with Bryce Harper, Denard Span and Michael Taylor as the everyday outfielders.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Werth (wrist) has begun light baseball-related activities, the Washington Post reports.

Although Werth was able to play a little catch on Friday he still isn't swinging a bat, and the Nats won't have a clearer timetable on his return until his wrist has healed enough to allow him to take some hacks. Werth is still aiming to rejoin the club on August 1, but that may be optimistic.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 2 months ago

Werth (wrist) said Wednesday his goal is to return Aug. 1, the Washington Post reports. "My goal is to be back with the club August 1," Werth said. "Whether it's realistic or not I don't know. Everyone heals at their own rate. I've been assured that when it stops hurting I'll be good to go. I'll let pain be my guide."

Previous reports suggested Werth could return in early August, so his goal doesn't seem unrealistic. Of course, it probably isn't a great sign that he's not even sure if the goal is realistic, but the target date is still eight weeks away. Werth is confident he'll be his usual, healthy self whenever he returns. Michael Taylor, Tyler Moore and Clint Robinson have been splitting playing time in left field.