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Werth (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Thursday.

This was to be expected, with Werth likely to miss several days after being treated with a cortisone shot Wednesday. An MRI revealed that Werth is dealing with an AC joint sprain, and while he may remain limited into early next week, a DL stint appears unlikely at this point. Bryce Harper will again start in right field Thursday with Michael Taylor in left.

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Werth has been diagnosed with an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

It was believed that Werth was just dealing with inflammation in his AC joint, but an MRI revealed the sprain, prompting the team to order a cortisone shot in an attempt to speed up his recovery. He will likely miss a few more days as a result, but the goal seems to be to have him back before the weekend is out. Bryce Harper is starting in right field Wednesday with Kevin Frandsen in left.

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Werth received a cortisone shot in his shoulder Wednesday and is likely to miss a few more days, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

Werth made his way into the lineup Sunday, but will miss his second straight game Wednesday night. The hope is that the injection will help ease the pain in his ailing shoulder, and he'll be capable of returning to the lineup by this weekend. The team needs to preserve him for the long run, maintaining his availability in right field for their prospective playoff run. While Werth is on the shelf, look for Kevin Frandsen and Michael Taylor to see increased reps.

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Werth (shoulder) will be available off the bench Tuesday.

Manager Matt Williams elaborated a bit on the extent of Werth's setback prior to Tuesday's game, saying his AC joint got inflamed on a play Sunday but that he expects Werth to avoid the DL. The Nationals are reportedly trying to line up an MRI, and despite Williams saying Werth would be available off the bench, it seems likely they would stay away from him until the results are in.

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Werth (shoulder) dressed and left the Nationals' clubhouse Tuesday with an athletic trainer, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.

Werth managed to return to the lineup for Sunday's finale against Atlanta but evidently his shoulder is still presenting issues, as he was seen icing it before leaving the clubhouse. He declined to explain on his way out, but it seems safe to say Werth will not be available off the bench Tuesday against the Mets, and he should be considered day-to-day until the team provides additional information.

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Werth is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mets, ESPN reports.

While the Nats have not provided a reason for his absence, it's possible he's still dealing with shoulder discomfort. The ailment has plagued him in recent days and forced him to miss both Friday and Saturday's games. An update on his status will likely be forthcoming, but for now consider him day-to-day.

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Werth (shoulder) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.

Werth will return to action after not starting the previous two days. He will man right field and bat third against Braves starter Alex Wood.

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Werth (shoulder) was scratched from Saturday's lineup and will be replaced by Kevin Frandsen William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

Werth ultimately wasn't feeling well enough to take the field Saturday, but he'll likely still be an option for Sunday's series finale against the Braves. With the scratch, Bryce Harper will play right field and Frandsen will play center field.

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Werth (shoulder, ankle) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Braves, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

In addition to the sore right shoulder that has bothered him in recent days, Werth is also still battling an ankle issue, manager Matt Williams revealed Friday. However, it seems Werth will be fine to continue playing through both ailments, though it's always possible he could require an additional maintenance day in the near future. Werth is just 3-for-22 (.136 average) in his career against right-hander Aaron Harang, Saturday's starter for Atlanta.

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Nationals manager Matt Williams hopes to have Werth (shoulder, ankle) back in the lineup Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of CSNwashington.com reports.

Werth has been dealing with a sore right shoulder in recent days and Williams said the 35-year-old's ankle is still presenting issues as well. "He's pretty banged up," Williams added, but it seems the skipper is cautiously optimistic Werth will be able to make it back for Saturday's tilt. Steve Souza is starting in right field Friday.