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Werth will move to left field in 2015 with Bryce Harper moving to right, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

General manager Mike Rizzo said the decision was made because Harper will have more range in right, and for good measure ensured the media that both players have agreed to the switch. It's largely moot for fantasy purposes, as both will still be playing every day, though the move to a less strenuous position may help preserve Werth's health.

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Werth was convicted of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving over 100 miles per hour on the Capital Beltway, the Associated Press reports.

A Fairfax County judge handed down the sentence Friday for the July 6 incident, but Werth will have the option of appealing the conviction. The expectation is that he will only have to spend five days in jail and it doesn't seem like something that will draw discipline from the league.

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Werth is out of Sunday's lineup against the Marlins.

One of the oldest Nationals will take an extra day off to rest for the playoffs. Since clinching the division, Werth has been given several days off to be replaced by Bryce Harper or Nate Schierholtz in right field, with Sunday being Harper's turn. Ryan Zimmerman will play in left for Harper.

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Werth went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI in the Nationals' loss to Miami in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.

After winning the early game - Werth sat that one out - the Nationals pretty much emptied their bench in the nightcap. Werth ended a home run short of the cycle as Washington picked up seven runs, but it wasn't nearly enough as the primarily low leverage mound corps allowed 15.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 3 Months

Werth is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader with the Marlins.

Werth sat the first game of Thursday's doubleheader, and will do the same Friday afternoon. Bryce Harper will move over to cover right, with Ryan Zimmerman taking over in left field and Denard Span (knee) returning to center. Look for Werth to be back in action for the night cap.

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Werth is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader with the Mets, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.

Werth will sit for the second time in three games, as manager Matt Williams looks to give some his key regulars some rest in advance of what could be a long postseason run. While Werth will give way to Ryan Zimmerman in the outfield for Game 1, look for him to slot back into right field in the second contest of the day.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 3 Months

Werth will sit Sunday against the Marlins.

After a three-hit night with a rare caught stealing, Werth will rest as many Nationals regulars will do with the division clinched.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 3 Months

Werth is not in the lineup Wednesday, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

Manager Matt Williams is giving all of the Nationals the day off Wednesday after they clinched a playoff berth Tuesday, and likely enjoyed themselves thoroughly late into the night. Nate Schierholtz will get the start in right field, but Werth and the rest of the regulars will be back in action sooner than later.

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Werth (illness) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Mets.

Werth missed Friday's game due to flu-like symptoms, but is apparently feeling well enough to get back in there Saturday. He will take his normal spot in right field and will bat third for the Nats on Saturday.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 3 Months

Werth is dealing with the flu and it will hold him out Friday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Werth was apparently scheduled to have the day off, but it's possible the flu will keep him out more than just the one day he had scheduled off. He is considered day-to-day and should return to the lineup at some point in the near future.