Jayson Werth RF WAS 8 Days

Jayson Werth is not in Wednesday's lineup due to soreness in his right knee.

It's an ailment Werth has been dealing with lately. The Nationals are hoping that the outfielder will be ready to play on Friday following Thursday's off day. Bryce Harper is in right field Wednesday, while Scott Hairston is covering left.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 11 Days

Jayson Werth helped the Nationals end a short three-game homestand with a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Brewers on Sunday.

Werth picked up teammate Rafael Soriano, who blew the save opportunity in the top half of the inning. The outfielder finished 2-for-5 on the afternoon, continuing his torrid month of July, as he's batting .385 (20-for-52). Overall, he's slashing .283/.369/.445 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 18 Days

Jasyon Werth went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI in the Nationals' 10-3 stomping of the Phillies on Sunday.

Werth kicked off the game's scoring with a three-run homer against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick in the top of the first inning. He then added an RBI single in the top of the ninth. The veteran outifelder has been hitting the ball with authority in July -- especially with runners in scoring position -- and will try to keep the fun rolling after the All-Star break.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 21 Days

Jayson Werth hit a solo home run, his only hit in five at-bats, as the Nationals were handed a one-run loss by the Orioles on Thursday.

Werth has found his power stroke in July, having homered yesterday as well, giving him four in eight games this month. His sixth-inning homer brought the Nationals to within 4-2 and Ian Desmond would later make it 4-3, but the O's were able to hang on. Werth's slugging percentage was as low as .370 on June 30, but is now .427. He's slashing .278/.361/.427 overall with 10 home runs and 47 RBI.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 22 Days

Jayson Werth walked, hit an RBI double, and ripped a solo home run in four plate appearances as the Nationals emerged victorious over the Orioles on Thursday.

Werth doubled in the Nationals' first run and later scored in the first inning, then went yard to left field in the seventh inning to pad his team's lead. It was Werth's third homer and fifth multi-hit game in seven July games. The outfielder is now slashing .279/.364/.421 with nine home runs and 46 RBI.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 27 Days

Jayson Werth homered for the second straight game in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

Werth also doubled and walked, reaching base in three of four plate appearances. The outfielder hadn't homered since June 11 but has now put two over the boards in two games, pushing his season batting line up to .276/.361/.406.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 29 Days

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Werth put the Nats on the board with a two-run shot in the fourth inning off of Tyler Matzek, his first home run since June 11. The outfielder knocked in three runs on Tuesday night as well, as he has overall had a productive series against the Rockies. Werth is slashing .272/.357/.391 with seven home runs and 40 RBI.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 30 Days

Jayson Werth went 2-for-3 with two walks, two doubles, and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Werth gave the Nats a 2-0 lead with a two-run double in the first inning, and padded the lead to 6-0 with an RBI double in the fourth. It's Werth's first multi-RBI game since June 13 in what has been an uncharacteristically pedestrian season for the 35-year-old. He is slashing .269/.355/.380 with six home runs and 38 RBI on the season.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 1 Month

Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

He'll undoubtedly return to his normal spot in the lineup for the nightcap. Nate McLouth is starting in his place in right field and hitting seventh for the Nats in the first game.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 2 Months

Jayson Werth went 3-for-5 with a run scored in a win over the Padres on Sunday.

Werth has hits in 10 of his last 11 games, a stretch that's raised his average from .279 to .290. It's the power that's still missing for the 35-year-old -- he's got just five home runs and 16 extra-base hits on the year, a .403 slugging percentage.