Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:25:07 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) took part in outfield drills Thursday, Feb. 26, but he's not at 100% yet following offseason shoulder surgery. General manager Mike Rizzo is optimistic that Werth will be ready for opening day, and Werth sounded cautiously optimistic. "We've really got to get to that eight week point before you can really ramp up anything, and then again, it's eight to 12 weeks before you can really get back to normal activity," Werth said. Manager Matt Williams thinks Werth will likely start hitting before throwing, although there's no timetable. OF Nate McLouth (shoulder), who would be Werth's replacement if he's not ready, is also working back from shoulder surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Werth's injury and recovery will be a big reason why he falls several rounds in drafts this year. Continue to monitor him this spring, and don't be surprised if he comes out of the gates slow in 2015. However, if he remains healthy, he could return some nice value in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:41:02 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) remains in the rehab process this spring and "will be a little late to get started," according to manager Matt Williams.
Fantasy Tip: Werth will typically fall in your drafts, and his injury will compound that effect. Keep tabs on his progress this spring. If he doesn't have any setbacks, he'll make for a fine value in the middle rounds as a candidate to return to the 20-home run mark and steal something close to double-digit bases.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:02:19 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) is expected to be ready for Opening Day following offseason shoulder surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Werth's fantasy value could take a hit early on as he recovers from the surgery and offseason legal issues. He was a .292-16-82 hitter a year ago, but he had his fewest homers in a full season since 2011. His power may be slipping.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:20:22 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth will spend five days in jail after pleading guilty to a reckless driving charge. Werth will also have his driving license suspended for 30 days as part of the agreement with the prosecutors. Werth will be allowed to serve the time on the weekends since he is rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder and preparing for the season.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:12:29 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) said his surgically repaired shoulder is feeling better and that he hopes to be ready for the start of regular season if he does not suffer any setbacks.
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:49:39 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) underwent right shoulder surgery Friday, Jan. 9, to repair his AC joint. There were no structural abnormalities, and Werth's recovery timetable is two to three months, according to the organization.
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:58:33 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) will likely starting the 2015 season on the disabled list following arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:00:52 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo surgery on the AC joint in his right shoulder Friday, Jan. 9, according to sources. Werth's rehab is expected to take two to three months.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:50:12 -0800
Washington Nationals OFs Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth will switch outfield spots next season, according to general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Matt Williams. Harper will shift to right field and Werth will be the starting left fielder.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:28:43 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 170 days suspension and loss of license in his reckless driving conviction.