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.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:05:00 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (biceps) said his right biceps issue is just a minor muscle strain, and he's scheduled to play in the spring game Friday, March 7.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:46:02 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (biceps) will return to the lineup Wednesday, March 5. Manager Matt Williams said Werth is "good to go."
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:17:33 -0800
Washington Nationals OFs Bryce Harper (flu) and Jayson Werth (biceps) did not play Monday, March 3. Werth is dealing with a strained right biceps and it's unknown when he'll return to game action. Harper could play Tuesday, March 4.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:06:09 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (biceps) was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday, March 2, because of a right biceps strain. He is considered day-to-day and the injury is not considered serious.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:49:02 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth will make his Grapefruit League spring debut Sunday, March 2, against the Miami Marlins.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:04:01 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth said he'd rather not hit leadoff last year after being one of the team's best hitters in 2013. "The only reason why I hit one that year was because we needed somebody to do it," Werth said. "I didn't have a whole lot of power at the time. I did my job. I thought I did pretty good at one. I don't want to ever do it again."
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:21:56 -0800
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams plans to give OF Nate McLouth around 350 at-bats next season. Williams thinks both OFs Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper will benefit from semi-frequent off days.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:50:33 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (legs) left the game Friday, Sept. 20, against the Miami Marlins due to tired legs. He said it was non-specific tightness, and he is fine.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:33:07 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (toes) was out of the lineup against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, Aug. 24, because of an infection between the toes of his right foot. He returned to the lineup Sunday, Aug. 25.