Jayson Werth RF WAS 1 Month

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.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 1 Month

Werth is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets.

Werth will get the day off Friday following a 1-for-3 night at the plate Thursday, also scoring a run. Nate Schierholtz gets the call in right field in his place and will bat eighth for the Nationals.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 2 Months

Werth went 1-for-2 Monday with two walks, a solo home run and two stolen bases.

Over his last 10 games, Werth is hitting .353 (12-for-34) with four homers, four steals, six runs scored and 10 RBI. It looks like he's primed for a big September.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 2 Months

Werth went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run to lead the Nationals to a victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

That's back-to-back games now in which Werth has hit a homer. For the season, he's batting .288 with 72 runs, 15 home runs, 75 RBI, and 7 stolen bases.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 2 Months

Werth got a start at DH Friday with the Nationals playing in Seattle, and went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run off Felix Hernandez.

The Nats shockingly lit up King Felix for four home runs, and six long balls in total on the night. In seven games since he missed a bit of time due to shoulder issues, Werth is batting .360 (9-for-25) with two homers and seven RBI.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 2 Months

Werth was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against San Francisco on Friday night.

He missed a handful of games earlier this month with a balky shoulder, but appears to be healthy now. He has 13 home runs and 67 RBI to go with a solid .285 average, and remains a key part of the streaking Nationals' offense.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 2 Months

Werth (shoulder) is batting third and playing right field Monday.

He had missed five straight games prior to Sunday's pinch-hit appearance, where he went 1-for-1 with a walk and two runs in an 11-inning victory, but he is now healthy enough to start, and should once again be a staple in the middle of the order going forward.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 2 Months

Werth (shoulder) made his return to the lineup a dramatic one on Sunday, drawing a walk as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning and scoring the tying run, then doubling in his second plate appearance and coming around to score the winning run in an 11-inning victory.

It was his first action in a week. The fact that Werth stayed in the game in right field, and then was able to rip a line drive double into left field, bodes well for his ability to get back into the starting lineup in the very near future, possibly even Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 2 Months

Werth (shoulder) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

Werth was originally scheduled for a Sunday return, but after experiencing mild tenderness during Saturday's batting practice, the team will play it conservatively by sitting him out an extra day. Sunday will mark Werth's sixth straight game out of the lineup, so the team will likely be forced to consider a DL stint if he's not able to return soon. Michael Taylor will take over in right field for the afternoon tilt, with Bryce Harper moving back over to left.

Jayson Werth RF WAS 2 Months

Werth (shoulder) was tender after taking a full batting practice session Saturday. His return to the lineup for Sunday's game is now in question, James Wagner of The Washington Post reports.

Ultimately, Werth is day-to-day, but the Nats will likely give him an extra day if he's feeling any addition soreness Sunday as a result of his increased activity Saturday night.