District Daily: Werth Gets Cortisone Shot for Shoulder Sprain


Aug 6, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder

Jayson Werth

(28) hits an RBI single in the first inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

As you try to recover from last night’s edition of Soriano Madness, checkout some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily!

Werth gets cortisone shot for shoulder sprain

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

NEW YORK — Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth had an MRI taken Tuesday night on his right shoulder and the results revealed an AC joint sprain. On Wednesday, he received a cortisone shot in the shoulder and will not be able to play for the next couple of days.

Werth hurt the shoulder making a catch against the Phillies last week at Nationals Park. He had the day off Saturday and was back in the lineup Sunday against the Braves. The Nationals had the day off Monday, but Werth was not in the lineup the next day. Read full article here.

Span given day off after streaks get snapped

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

NEW YORK — After watching his 14 game-hitting streak and 36-game on-base streak come to an end Tuesday night against the Mets, Nationals center fielder Denard Span told manager Matt Williams that Wednesday would be the right time to take the day off. Williams had planned to give Span a day off this week anyway. Read full article here.

Mets ballboy tosses Michael Taylor’s first career HR ball to a kid, gets it back

(Scott Allen, Washington Post)

Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor made his major league debut Tuesday in New York and singled up the middle against Rafael Montero in his first at-bat.

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares tossed the ball to shortstop Wilmer Flores, who flipped it to second baseman Daniel Murphy, who lofted the memento toward the Nationals dugout for safekeeping. Official scoring: 8-6-4-History. Read full article here.