Jayson Werth, absent since April 29th, will likely be returning to the Nats’ depleted lineup on Tuesday, hopefully to provide a much-needed injection of power and plate discipline to a Nats team that has lost five of seven.
Werth’s hamstring initially looked like it would allow him to return from the DL when he was eligible in mid-May, but a setback after one rehab game put him down for another two weeks. In his return to rehabbing at High A Potomac, Werth was dominant. He was 2-3 on Saturday in five innings, and was 2-4 with two home runs on Sunday as he played his first complete game since the injury, complete with strong defense in right field. It appears that all systems are go, and hopefully Werth can hit the ground running and be the spark that reignites the Nats’ offense.