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Jayson Werth in Nationals’ lineup despite foot infection

Aug 25, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

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From Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post comes word that Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is in the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals despite being diagnosed on Saturday with an infection in his right foot.

The exact type and extent of the infection is unclear, but Werth has likely been prescribed medication and he told Kilgore and other reporters on Sunday morning that he feels “good enough to play.”

The 34-year-old is batting .414/.512/.643 in 84 plate appearances this month for the Nationals, who are trying to fight their way into the National League Central-dominated National League Wild Card hunt.

Washington is currently 12 games back of Atlanta in the National League East.

  1. dirtydrew - Aug 25, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    The next Barry Zito contract. 126 million.

  2. missthemexpos - Aug 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    In the picture it looks like Werth is seeking guidance from a higher power in the Nationals playoff quest.

  3. pgcubano - Aug 25, 2013 at 2:25 PM


  4. aceshigh11 - Aug 25, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Werth is in the process of transforming into the Werewolf of DC in that photo:

  5. romoscollarbone - Aug 25, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    How far back in the wildcard hunt?

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