District Daily: Werth expects to be fully recovered by Opening Day

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Sep 27, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (28) leads off first base against the Miami Marlins during the first at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers, start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily:

Werth expects to be fully recovered by Opening Day

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — A day after having shoulder surgery to fix his right AC joint, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth said in an email to MLB.com that he expects to be fully recovered by Opening Day.

Werth had the procedure done at the Mayo Clinc in Rochester, Minn., on Friday. Werth said there weren’t any surprises during the surgery. The recovery time is two to three months. Read full article here.

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Nationals’ 2B Search: Where do Nats turn next if they’re going to upgrade 2B?

(Patrick Reddington, Federal Baseball)

If you were still thinking the Washington Nationals might acquire veteran infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist from Tampa Bay to fill their need at second base, that dream seemed to end with today’s trade which sent Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Rays to the Oakland A’s in return for catcher John Jaso and prospects Daniel Robertson (SS) and Boog Powell (OF).

Of course, sources told both Washington Post beat writer James Wagnerand FOXSports.com’s bow-tied reporter Ken Rosenthal in recent weeks that the Nationals looked into Zobrist and came away convinced that the cost of acquiring the Rays’ 34-year-old super-utility man was too high. Read full article here.

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