Werth’s shoulder ‘tender’ after full workout
WASHINGTON — Jayson Werth went through a full workout on Saturday — including running, throwing and batting practice in the cage — as part of his continued effort to return from a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.
LaRoche Providing Boost for Nats
July was a rough month for Adam LaRoche. Before the month started he had been one of the Washington Nationals’ best hitters, and then it all came crashing down. He hit .159 and mashed only one home run. All he needed was last month to end and August to begin.
Since the beginning of this month, LaRoche has been one of the team’s best hitters. The Nationals snuck by the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4, for their fourth straight win Friday for many reasons — Tanner Roark’s strong-enough start and a strong showing from the offense and bullpen, save for Rafael Soriano’s ninth inning — but LaRoche’s two hits proved crucial in the close game. Read full article here.
Asdrubal Cabrera adjusting to the Nationals
Just more than two weeks into his tenure with the Nationals, Asdrubal Cabrera believes he has a good handle on all of his new teammates’ names. Maybe not the first names. “The last names, yes,” he said. “Since we mostly only use last names in baseball.” They’re also on the back of the jerseys, he admitted.
While the team stretched on the field before Saturday night’s game, Cabrera sat next to teammates Jose Lobaton and Wilson Ramos, also fellow Venezuelans, and laughed. His son, 7-year-old Meyer, raced back and forth between the clubhouse and the field. Teammates laughed with Cabrera as his son struggled to adjust his red socks. He later played catch with his son and the two looked at home. Read full article here.