Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 3 days ago

Werth is not in the lineup Thursday, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

This seems like just a standard day off for Werth and lefty Clint Robinson will take over in left field against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals. Werth has struggled so far this season, hitting .167 (.208 BABIP) with zero homers. He is still walking quite a bit, so his approach seems to be fine, he just needs better luck on balls in play.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 1 week ago

Werth is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Phillies, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

Clint Robinson will get a spot start in left field, while Werth is expected to rejoin the Nats' lineup Sunday.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 2 weeks ago

Werth will bat second Tuesday against the Red Sox, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

After hitting in the cleanup spot in his 2015 debut, Werth will move up to the two-hole Tuesday, a spot in which he logged just two at-bats last season. He will slot in between Yunel Escobar and Bryce Harper, with Michael Taylor moving down to the No. 9 spot, though it's uncertain if manager Matt Williams intends to stick with this order moving forward.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 2 weeks ago

Werth went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return to the starting lineup Monday.

He was used as the Nats' cleanup hitter Monday, presumably the spot he'll hold down for the foreseeable future. Reed Johnson replaced him in left field late in the game, but Werth is unlikely to see more than the occasional day off in the coming weeks barring a setback with his shoulder.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 2 weeks ago

The Nationals activated Werth (shoulder) from the disabled list Monday.

Werth is ready to to go after completing his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. It's not immediately clear where he will slot into the Nationals' batting order, but he will resume his role as the Nationals' regular left fielder now that he is back on the active roster.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 2 weeks ago

Werth (shoulder) is hoping to make his season debut with the Nationals on Monday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Bill Ladson reports.

Werth was scheduled to play at High-A Potomac on Friday but may not be able to because of bad weather. If Friday's game gets postponed, Werth will play in one game of a double-header Saturday. Owners in weekly leagues will want to monitor his status in case Werth is able to return for next week's slate. For now, Michael Taylor and Tyler Moore will continue to fill in for Werth and Denard Span (abdomen).

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 2 weeks ago

Werth plans to play nine innings for High-A Potomac on Friday, the Washington Post reports.

Werth played seven innings Thursday night, going 0-for-2 with a walk. He said afterward that his shoulder feels good, and he hopes to play in as many consecutive games as possible. Werth may be ready to join the Nationals for Sunday's game in Philadelphia or Monday's game in Boston.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 3 weeks ago

Werth (shoulder) is scheduled to play seven innings in a rehab game with High-A Potomac on Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

Werth held up to live batting practice Tuesday and has been cleared to begin his rehab assignment, though manager Matt Williams said it would "probably be stretching it" to think Werth will come off the DL on Saturday when first eligible. Perhaps Werth will be held down through the weekend before rejoining the team in Boston for Monday's series opener.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 3 weeks ago

Werth (shoulder) will take live batting practice Tuesday and is expected to head out on a short rehab assignment Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

The Nationals reportedly kicked around the idea of Werth playing on Opening Day, but the team erred on the side of caution and gave him a backdated DL stint, making Apr. 11 an earliest possible date for Werth's 2015 debut. Assuming all goes well on his rehab assignment, Werth should be able to hit that target date.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WAS 3 weeks ago

Werth (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

Werth is one of six Nationals players to hit the disabled list Sunday, but may be the only one with a realistic chance to be ready when eligible on April 11. He's already been playing in minor league games, and should return to his regular role in left field in short order. With Nate McLouth (shoulder) also hitting the disabled list, manager Matt Williams will likely turn to Tyler Moore in left for the time being.