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Jayson Werth could miss another two weeks with hamstring injury

May 20, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

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The Nationals have Bryce Harper back in the starting lineup tonight against the Giants, but it appears that Jayson Werth‘s absence from a hamstring injury will be a little longer than initially expected.

Nationals manager Davey Johnson told Amanda Comak of the Washington Times that he received an “alarming” report on Werth today. No word yet on the specific nature of the setback, but Johnson estimated that he could be sidelined for another two weeks. The Nationals were originally hoping to have him back over the weekend, but he experienced some tightness in his first rehab game last Wednesday. And now they’ll have to wait even longer.

Werth, who turned 34 today, is batting .260/.308/.400 with four home runs, 10 RBI and a .708 OPS through 27 games this season. Tyler Moore and Roger Bernadina have seen increased playing time during his absence.

  1. socalskinsfan21 - May 20, 2013 at 10:53 PM


  2. unclemosesgreen - May 20, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    I personally would have added the following to the last paragraph – my addition parenthetical —

    “Werth, who turned 34 today (and is still owed $95 million through the end of the 2017 season with a full no-trade clause,) is batting blah blah .708 OPS when not crippled…”

    Of course I also paraphrase. But when you talk about bad free agent signings whose contracts haven’t expired, this has to be top-five.

  3. randygnyc - May 20, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Couldn’t of happened to a more deserving guy.

    • unclemosesgreen - May 20, 2013 at 11:57 PM

      What’s your beef with Werth?

      • mattsmith - May 21, 2013 at 8:27 AM

        Werth has rep for being a prick.

  4. randygnyc - May 21, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Screaming and swearing at the father who was with his young child after the father went for a foul ball, which, incidentally, was in foul territory. I’ve got it bad for that scumbag.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      I could forgive him for all that happened in that game, were it not for the fact that he pointedly refused to apologize the next day. Despite the fact the inning ended on the next pitch, and the Phillies won in the bottom of that inning.

      What. A. Jerk. Move.

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