Werth (toe) went 1-for-3 while playing five innings in left field in his first rehab game with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. Werth singled his first at-bat and then flied out and lined out in his subsequent two plate appearances before heading to the bench in the top of the sixth inning. According to Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com, it's expected that Werth will stick with Syracuse through at least early next week, at which point the Nationals will assess the progress he's made in his recovery from the small fracture and bone bruise on his left foot. Once he's activated from the 60-day disabled list, Werth should settle back into an everyday role in left field.
Werth (toe) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. He has been out since June 3, so this rehab assignment could last for more than just a couple games. Werth was hitting .262/.367/.446 with eight home runs and four steals in 196 plate appearances prior to suffering the injury. Once activated, he should see everyday at-bats in an effort to get locked in before the postseason.
Werth (toe) was able to run around the bases in cleats prior to Wednesday's game against the Angels, and will head down to West Palm in the coming days before embarking on a rehab assignment, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. This marked the first time that Werth was able to undergo extensive running with baseball cleats on, and appears ready to ramp up his rehab efforts in West Palm in the near future. He's been able to hit since the end of July, but getting out onto the field and running has been the biggest hurdle in front of Werth while dealing with the toe and foot injury. The outfielder has been on the disabled list since early June, yet he should be in line for a return to the big leagues by the end of the month, barring any setbacks.
Werth (toe) is expected to do some legitimate running Saturday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. Werth has been restricted to light jogging so far in his rehab, but the 38-year-old is finally going to push his limits. Barring any setbacks, this should be one of the final hurdles he needs to clear before heading out on a minor-league rehab assignment. Given the extended length of his absence, he'll likely need all 20 days on a rehab assignment before he is ready to rejoin the Nats.
Werth (toe) is likely to embark on a rehab assignment within the next two weeks if all goes as planned during his cardio exercises, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. Werth jogged around the field and was also able to compete in a simulated game, with Stephen Strasburg (elbow) throwing to him prior to Washington's game against the Marlins on Wednesday. The outfielder could start a rehab assignment as soon as a week from now if he's able to make good progress, but will need a decent amount of time shaking off the rust at the minor-league level before rejoining the Nationals.