Jayson Werth
LF WSH
1 week ago

Werth (knee) will bat second in the order and man left field in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Werth has been sidelined the last two days with a sore knee, but manager Dusty Baker indicated that the team only held out the veteran outfielder for precautionary purposes. Durability concerns have hounded Werth throughout his career and are further amplified now that he's 37 years old, so it wouldn't be surprising if Baker built in more rest days for Werth during the regular season compared to team's other lineup mainstays.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
1 week ago

Werth was a late scratch from Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros with a sore knee, The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was able to take some fielding practice after the game, and Nats manager Dusty Baker was so concerned about the injury that he didn't even bother finding out which knee was troubling Werth, so it seems safe to chalk this one up to a maintenance day rather than an issue that will linger into the regular season. At 37 years old, there are probably a lot of maintenance days ahead for Werth, but in general he seems to be healthier this spring than he's been in a few years.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
3 weeks ago

Werth recently had been suffering from bronchitis, but manager Dusty Baker said the outfielder is feeling better and back in the lineup Thursday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 37-year-old was having a healthy camp before this and will return to action after this hiccup. Still, the veteran rightfully should be the subject of skepticism over his ability to post something close to a full season, given his past injury battles and advancing age. Of course, mixed leaguers seeking middle- to late-round power shouldn't ignore him if the draft room stays away too long.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
4 weeks ago

Werth went 2-for-2 with a walk, a double and a three-run home run in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

He said coming into camp this year that he felt fully healthy, and Werth backed up the talk Thursday. The 37-year-old hasn't played 150 games in a season since 2011, though, so it's his ability to stay healthy, rather than begin the season that way, that's the big governor on his fantasy value.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
1 month ago

Werth reported to camp fully healthy this year, The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This qualifies as news for the oft-injured 37-year-old, who ended the 2016 season dealing with nagging back problems. Werth is headed into the final year of his contract with the Nationals and is set as the team's Opening Day left fielder, but he's only managed to take 500 at-bats twice in the last five years, so even repeating last season's 21 home runs could be a challenge.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
6 months ago

Werth (back) was able to take part in workouts Wednesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Werth sat out the final two games of the regular season due to his sore back, but that was likely for precautionary reasons, and he should be good to go when the Nationals kick off postseason play Friday against the Dodgers.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
6 months ago

Werth (back) remains out of the lineup for Sunday's contest against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Werth exited Friday's contest with back tightness and the team likely wants to keep him healthy for the start of the playoffs. Ben Revere will replace him in left field for the regular season finale Sunday, batting second for the Nationals.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
6 months ago

Werth (back) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Marlins, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left Friday's game with back tightness, as a precaution, as the Nationals want him right for the postseason. With that in mind, it would not be surprising if the veteran was held out Sunday as well. Michael Taylor will start in left field and hit second Saturday.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
6 months ago

Werth left Friday's game with back tightness, the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dusty Baker said he simply didn't want to risk Werth's back issue turning into something worse, so it seems to be precautionary. He went 0-for-3 prior to exiting. It would not be surprising if Werth sat out Saturday and possibly Sunday as well in preparation for the postseason.

Jayson Werth
LF WSH
6 months ago

Werth is out of the lineup Sunday versus Pittsburgh, Dan Kolko of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Werth had a solid showing Saturday, as he went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI. However, he'll sit out of Sunday's game against the Pirates while Brian Goodwin gets a rare start in left field.