Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 2 weeks 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 WAS 1 month 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.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 1 month ago

A CT scan on Werth's wrist Thursday revealed two fractures, MLB.com's Bill Ladson reports.

While the Nationals are yet to comment on the news, it looks as though Werth is set to miss extended time, with the belief that he'll remain out until early-August. He sustained the injury back on May 15, when San Diego's Odrisamer Despaigne hit him on the wrist with a pitch. In Werth's absence, manager Matt Williams has turned to the combination of Tyler Moore, Michael Taylor and Clint Robinson in left field. At this point, none of the three has been able to take firm control of the job, and it will likely continue to be a timeshare situation.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.