District Daily: Nationals still sorting out second-base logjam


Aug 6, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals second baseman

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(8) tries to field a ground ball in the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park. The Nationals won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

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Nationals still sorting out second-base logjam

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — The Nationals enter 2015 unsure of who their starting second baseman will be this season. During the last two months of last season, the job belonged to Asdrubal Cabrera, but he signed a one-year deal with the Rays this offseason.

For the past two weeks, there have been reports about the Nats trying to acquire Rays infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist. With that in mind, MLB.com decided to take a look at the current candidates for the second-base job. Read full article here.

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Nationals’ Jayson Werth undergoes successful surgery on AC joint in right shoulder

(Patrick Reddington, Federal Baseball)

Washington Nationals’ left fielder Jayson Werth is expected to need 2-3 months of recovery time after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on the AC joint of his right shoulder today. The veteran outfielder initially injured his shoulder last August.

FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal was first with the reports on Thursday afternoon that Washington Nationals’ outfielder Jayson Werth would undergo arthroscopic surgery on the AC joint in his right shoulder.

Werth spoke to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson via email last night, telling the Nationals beat reporter that after the initial injury in August, and an MRI and cortisone shot at the time, he played the season out and then rested, hoping that he would be able to avoid surgery. Read full article here.