Werth (hamstring) told Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports that his career has come to an end, officially retiring from professional baseball.
Werth announced his retirement while on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Tacoma. He stated to Heyman that he knew his career was over when he walked off the field for the last time against Nashville on June 8. The veteran outfielder had been hitting just .206 with a .686 OPS in 36 games for the Rainiers this season. Over the course of his major-league career, Werth slashed .267/.360/.455 with 229 home runs and 799 RBI across 1,583 games and helped the Phillies win the World Series in 2008.
Werth was moved to the 7-day disabled list Saturday, Mike Curto, the Tacoma Rainiers broadcaster reports.
Werth will head to the disabled list with an undisclosed injury. Through 36 games at Triple-A Tacoma, he's batting .206 with four homers and 19 RBI.
Werth (hamstring) is back in the Triple-A Tacoma lineup Saturday, starting at designated hitter, radio announcer Mike Curto reports.
He missed three games with a sore hamstring and is being eased back in as the DH. The 39-year-old is hitting .193/.260/.386 with four home runs in 24 games with Tacoma.
Werth is unavailable for Wednesday's minor-league matchup due to a hamstring strain, Tacoma Rainiers' broadcaster Mike Curto reports.
Werth has a "very, very mild hamstring strain" according to Triple-A Tacoma's manager, Pat Listach. While he's unavailable for Wednesday's game, he's not expected to miss an extended period of time. Werth is batting just .193 with four home runs and 10 RBI through 24 games at Triple-A.
Werth went 0-for-3 with a walk in his debut for Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Werth signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners on March 27, and he'd subsequently spent multiple weeks in extended spring training while working out the kinks. The veteran outfielder is likely to remain with the Rainiers as organizational depth for the time being unless injuries strike the outfield at the big-league level.
Werth agreed to a minor-league deal with the Mariners on Tuesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Werth will remain in extended spring training to get in shape before reporting to Triple-A Tacoma. The 38-year-old is very much in the twilight of his career, having fallen below replacement level according to fWAR in two of the past three seasons. The Mariners are down one outfielder to start the year, with Ben Gamel on the disabled list with a strained oblique, but they seemed to have solved that issue by bringing in another aging outfielder in Ichiro Suzuki. Werth is unlikely to displace the franchise legend, but could be up at some point in the season if more injuries strike Seattle's outfield.
Werth is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Werth will get the night off after starting four of the previous five contests, struggling to a .188/.278/.250 line in 16 at-bats over that stretch. Howie Kendrick will start in left field and hit fifth in his stead.
Werth is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
The Nationals have again chosen to rest some of their veteran regulars Sunday, so Werth will head to the bench in favor of Victor Robles in right field. The 38-year-old is hitting just 5-for-50 during the month of September and his average sits at a season-low .226.
Werth is not in the lineup Friday against the Mets, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Manager Dusty Baker elected to give most of the regulars a day off, so Werth will head to the bench for the first time since Sept. 12. In his place, Rafael Bautista earns a start in right while Alejandro De Aza is set to man left for the series opener.
Werth (shoulder) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Atlanta, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Werth is back in the lineup for the first time since Sept. 6, as he's been dealing with a shoulder injury for the past week. He will set up in right field while batting seventh for Wednesday's contest. Since returning from the DL (toe) on Aug. 28, Werth is hitting .107/.161/.250 with one home run and five RBI in eight games.
Werth (shoulder) is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
There was a chance he'd be ready to come back for this contest, but Werth will in fact need at least another day off. He tested his shoulder in the cage and it apparently didn't go well, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports, so he may be slightly worse than day-to-day. Adam Lind and Howie Kendrick will start in left field and right field, respectively.
Werth (shoulder) will not play until Tuesday at the earliest, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
Werth's shoulder is still acting up, so the Nats will allow him to rest through Monday's off day before reevaluating his status. The 38-year-old has logged 28 at-bats since his return from a toe injury in late August, collecting three hits (including a homer) with six strikeouts.
Werth (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Phillies.
Howie Kendrick and Alejandro De Aza will man the corner outfield spots again with Werth still nursing shoulder soreness. The injury was the result of a hit-by-pitch during his rehab assignment, and his condition worsened during his first game back with Washington. With expanded rosters, there's no pressing need for a DL move, but it's uncertain if Werth will be available in any capacity for the remainder of the series.
Werth (shoulder) is out of the lineup Friday against the Phillies, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
Werth will sit out again Friday as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury. There's yet to be any indication that he'll need to be placed on the disabled list, so consider Werth day-to-day for now. With Werth out, the Nationals will head into Friday's game with Howie Kendrick, Michael Taylor, and Alejandro De Aza in the outfield.
Werth is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies due to a shoulder injury, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
Werth's shoulder has been bothering him since he was hit by a pitch during his rehab assignment, and the issue apparently worsened in his first game back from the disabled list, which could help explain his recent struggles (he's just 3-for-28 in eight games since returning from the DL). The good news is the veteran outfielder doesn't seem too worried about the issue, saying he doesn't expect to miss more than two games because of it. Alejandro De Aza is starting in right field in his place.
Werth is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.
Werth has made four straight starts in right field but has just one base hit over that span. Even with lefty Brent Suter on the hill for the opposing Brewers, Werth will get the day off while Wilmer Difo draws the start in right.
Werth is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
A day after coming off the disabled list having recovered from a toe injury, Werth is back on the pine as the Nationals deploy a Adam Lind in left field, Alejandro De Aza in center field and Wilmer Difo in right. Manager Dusty Baker said that Werth is still fighting soreness after getting hit by a pitch during his recent rehab assignment, according to Castillo, but he'll still be available off the bench Tuesday. Werth may be given the occasional day off over the season's final month in an effort to make sure he's fresh for October.
Werth went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Monday's win over the Marlins.
Seeing his first action with the Nats since June 3, Werth blasted a fourth-inning fastball from Jose Urena into the left-field seats for his ninth homer of the season. The veteran will slot in as the starting right fielder for now, but when Bryce Harper (knee) returns, Werth should slide back to left, displacing Howie Kendrick.
Werth (toe) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Monday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. He is starting in right field and batting seventh against the Marlins.
As expected, Werth is back with the Nationals ahead of Monday's series opener against Miami. Manager Dusty Baker said Werth, who hit .262/.367/.446 with eight homers in 47 games before injuring his toe, will take over starting duties in right field until Bryce Harper (knee) returns from an injury of his own, according to Jamal Collier of MLB.com. Monday will mark his first major-league action since June 3, so while he's set to immediately reenter Washington's starting lineup, the Nationals will likely afford Werth regular days off as they ease him back into action. Rafael Bautista was sent to the minors to clear room on the 25-man roster, while Stephen Drew (abdomen) was shifted to the 60-day DL to open up a 40-man spot.
Werth (toe) is expected to be activated from the DL prior to Monday's game against the Marlins, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
It appears Werth is finally ready to rejoin the Nationals after missing nearly three months with a toe injury. The 38-year-old finished up a six-game rehab stint with Triple-A Syracuse and High-A Potomac on Sunday, going a combined 3-for-13 (.231) with a 4:4 K:BB. He should immediately return to his post as Washington's starting left fielder, but seeing as the Nationals have a healthy lead in the division, they'll likely afford him regular days off as they ease him back into action. Werth had a .262/.367/.446 line with eight homers in 47 games before landing on the shelf.
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