Werth, who is on the 15-day DL with the injury, is expected to rejoin the team this weekend in Cincinnati. General manager Mike Rizzo said Werth's range of motion has improved, but the doctor visit was planned. Werth has not played since May 15 and is hitting .208 with 12 RBI in 101 at-bats this season.
Fister, who is dealing with a strained flexor, threw for the first time since suffering the injury. Fister is 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 39 2/3 innings of work. Solis, who is dealing with shoulder inflammation, has not pitched since May 10 with the injury.
It has been a frustrating start to the season for
His ERA has not been lower than 4.50 after a start this season, and manager Matt Williams pinpoints the right-hander's issues on not having a good feel for his fastball.
"The issue has been fastball command," Williams told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. "The command hasn't been there. For all intents and purposes, he's healthy."
Span finished the game 2 for 4, with his homer happening in the top of the eighth inning. Span has never hit more than eight home runs in a season and is currently on pace to hit 18 this year.
This is Span's 11th multi-hit game in his past 19 outings.
His home run came at a needed time, with the Nationals down 1-0 in the top of the seventh. Hitting leadoff that inning, Harper hit a solo shot to tie the game up. It was Harper's lone hit of the game as he finished 1 for 4.
Since entering the majors in 2012, Harper has showed enormous potential. This season, though, it's all come together with the young ballplayer performing as one of the game's best.
Since a three-home run game against the Marlins on May 6, Harper has hit .467 at the plate with 12 of his home runs coming in that span.
For the year, Harper now has a slash line of .331/.467/.734.
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