Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:52:52 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (knee) is available off the bench if needed Wednesday, July 23, according to manager Matt Williams.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25:57 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (knee) is dealing with right knee soreness and won't be in the lineup Wednesday, July 23, according to manager Matt Williams. The Nats are off Thursday, July 24, and Williams thinks it's enough time for Werth to heal.
Fantasy Tip: Given Werth's injury history, prepare for a longer absence. Combined with Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring-fueled DL trip, the Nat's lineup may be suffering a big hit. Nate McLouth would benefit if Werth requires extended inactivity.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:24:56 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth homered and drove in four runs Sunday, July 13. He's hitting .375 with six homers and 19 RBIs this month.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:05:17 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (thumb) reached base in both of his plate appearances for Class A Potomac Monday, June 23, singling to left field and drawing a walk. He played in left for three innings and is on track to log five frames in center field Tuesday, June 24. He's likely to play all three outfield spots when he returns, sharing time with Ryan Zimmerman, Denard Span and Jayson Werth.
Fantasy Tip: It's looking like he'll be back at least before the next weekly lineup transaction period, so prepare your squad ahead of time.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:23:14 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth is taking the day off Friday, June 6.
Wed, 21 May 2014 13:23:42 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams is planning to give SS Ian Desmond, 2B Anthony Rendon and OF Jayson Werth breathers in the near future. Desmond has played 401 1/3 innings of the team's 408 1/3 innings this season. Rendon was rested Tuesday, May 20, and Williams hopes to rest Werth this weekend.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:34:09 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (groin) returned to the lineup Sunday, April 13.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:39:34 -0700
Washington Nationals OFs Jayson Werth (groin) and Denard Span are not in the starting lineup against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, April 12. INF/OF Kevin Frandsen is starting in left field, with OF Nate McLouth starting in right field and OF Bryce Harper shifting over to play center field.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:05:07 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said OF Jayson Werth (groin) left the game Friday, April 11, because of a tight groin. Werth will be reevaluated Saturday, April 12.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:05:33 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth plans to be aggressive on the base paths this year, and manager Matt Williams' style of managing should lend nicely to that. Werth said his offensive ideology is "in line" with Williams'. The Nationals coaching staff is letting the players make their own reads and giving the veterans green lights to decide when to run. "That's the only way to steal bases," Werth said. "That's how base stealers steal bases. That's how guys become great base stealers. You don't become a good base stealer by getting steal signs and stealing. That's when you get thrown out. Those philosophies are right now. I'm really happy about that."
Fantasy Tip: Werth should be a lock to hit 20 home runs, depending on health. Along with increased opportunities to steal bags, despite some loss in speed due to age, Werth looks much more attractive. Don't rule out double-digit stolen bases with Williams at the helm.