Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 6 days ago

Werth is not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Werth will be getting a routine day off Saturday. He will be replaced left field by Chris Heisey. Werth went 2-for-5 with a double and two strike outs in Friday's series opener. Expect him to return to the lineup Sunday.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 6 days ago

Werth went 2-for-5 with a double in Friday's 4-1 victory over the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 37-year-old posted his third multi-hit game in the last five, and has now reached safely in six straight. Although he's only slashing .238/.294/.397 in May, that actually represents an improvement over the first month of the season for Werth. His efforts this month have raised his average 13 points to its current figure of .224.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 1 week ago

Werth went 2-for-2 with a a double, three walks, a steal and three runs against the Mets on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Up five times, on base five times -- not a bad rate. It's been a rough season for Werth, who's still sitting on a .222 average and .291 OBP that won't satisfy his fantasy owners, but he does have a modest four-game hitting streak going. Of course, he's approaching his 37th birthday (it's Friday) and is coming off a sub-.700 OPS in 2015 as the latest entry in an injury-plagued career; those factors make it hard to invest in Werth moving forward, but he should at least be good for some cheap pop in deeper formats.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 1 week ago

Werth will hit second in the Nationals' batting order in Tuesday's game against the Mets, CSN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Werth has hit only in the fifth and sixth spots in the order this season, but manager Dusty Baker will use him in the two hole Tuesday with Anthony Rendon being bumped down to sixth. It's not clear how long this arrangement will last, but moving up in the order will improve Werth's chances of getting more at-bats, at least for a night.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 2 weeks ago

Werth is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Werth was held out of Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, likely for maintenance reasons. His absence Sunday is more likely for matchup-related reasons, as he is a cold 1-for-16 lifetime against Miami starter Jose Fernandez. Clint Robinson will man left field in Werth's stead, giving Dusty Baker an extra favorable platoon matchup.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 2 weeks ago

Werth is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Nationals are going with a junior varsity lineup for the nightcap, as Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper (suspension) will also sit for the second game Saturday. Matt den Dekker will start in left field and hit sixth.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 3 weeks ago

Werth is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's a planned day off for Werth, and the Nats will use Michael Taylor in center field for Monday's game while Ben Revere leads off and plays left.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 3 weeks ago

Werth hit his fifth home run, a solo shot, as the designated hitter in Tuesday's game against the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite Werth's struggles this season -- he has just a .217 average and a 25.5 percent strikeout rate -- he has been bringing the power. He also has four doubles to go with his five home runs, and while his strikeout rate will make it difficult to hit for quality average, Werth has a chance to hit 20 home runs if he stays healthy.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 4 weeks ago

Werth went 2-for-4 Saturday with four RBI and his fourth home run of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His three-run shot off Jaime Garcia in the first inning gave the Nats a lead they would not relinquish. Werth has started to dig himself out of his early season hole, hitting .273 (9-for-33) over his last 10 games with three home runs and seven RBI.

Jayson Werth LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Werth was 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Washington's win over Minnesota on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He is hitting just .200 on the year, but has made his hits count with three home runs and nine RBI. He has been hampered by a tight hamstring, and sat out Thursday's game. While he returned to the lineup for this one, he was replaced in the sixth inning to avoid overtaxing the injury.