Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 9 hours ago

Werth is still unable to rotate his wrist and swing a bat, the Washington Post reports. "They're treating him aggressively like they have been," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He's got fairly good grip strength, but the rotation of it and turning that over is not good."

Until he improves enough to take some cuts, the Nats will have no timetable for Werth's return to action. Given his long history of issues with that same wrist, however, expect the club to be cautious with him.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 2 days ago

Werth (wrist) will rejoin the Nationals in Chicago on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Werth's wrist likely remains a little swollen, but if it dies down enough for him to swing a bat, he'll begin hitting in batting practice groups there. If all goes as planned, Werth could be ready for activation be early next week, but this is far from a guarantee at this point.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 3 days ago

Werth's wrist is still too swollen to swing a bat or wear a glove, the Washington Post reports.

Until the swelling goes down, the Nats won't have a timetable on his return to the lineup, but it's starting to look doubtful that Werth will be ready when he's eligible to be activated from the DL at the end of May.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 1 week ago

Werth (wrist) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

As expected, Werth will need at least two weeks to recover, even after an MRI on Monday came back negative for fractures or ligament damage. He broke the same wrist in May 2012, and he's already missed two games because of the recent injury. Werth will be eligible to return from the disabled list May 31, leaving Michael Taylor, Tyler Moore and Clint Robinson to pick up his at-bats in the meantime.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 1 week ago

Werth (wrist) will likely be placed on the disabled list, MASN Sports reports.

Although an MRI on Monday revealed no fracture or ligament damage, Werth is still expected to miss at least two weeks. He's had three surgeries on his left wrist throughout his career, notably breaking the wrist in May 2012. With the Nationals surprisingly calling up infielder Wilmer Difo on Tuesday, Werth's at-bats will likely go to Michael Taylor, Tyler Moore and Clint Robinson.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 1 week ago

Werth's (wrist) MRI on Monday showed no fracture or ligament damage, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

That's great news for Werth and owners alike, as structural damage would likely lead to an extended absence. However, he's not out of the woods yet, as a stint on the disabled list may not be out of the question. It's unclear how long the issue will keep him out, but it's already cost him two contests.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 1 week ago

Werth had an MRI on his ailing left wrist Monday, The Washington Post's James Wagner reports.

The hope right now is that Werth suffered only a bad bruise after being hit by a pitch Friday. Consider him highly questionable for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, with more information on the injury likely to be released sometime earlier in the day.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 1 week ago

Werth (wrist) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Werth wasn't expected to be in Sunday's lineup, as the team had planned to rest him for the remainder of the series after he was hit in the wrist with a pitch in Friday's contest. Consider the outfielder day-to-day leading up to Tuesday's matchup with the Yankees. Tyler Moore will take his spot in left field Sunday afternoon.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 2 weeks ago

Werth's injured wrist is still swollen, and he's expected to miss the next two days as a result, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Werth exited Friday's game early after getting plunked in the wrist. The team fears the possibility that the issue could be similar to one in 2005 that cost him extended time, but that remains unclear at this time. Regardless, he's expected to rest for the next two games, giving him at least three days of rest with the off day Monday.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 2 weeks ago

Werth (wrist) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Padres, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Werth exited Friday's game early after taking a pitch off his wrist, but the X-rays came back negative. Regardless, he'll take a day off Saturday to rest the ailment, with Michael A. Taylor starting in left field in his place.