District Daily: Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth’s eventful offseason


October 6, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder

Jayson Werth

(28) bats during game three of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-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:

Washington Nationals: Jayson Werth’s eventful offseason

(Julia Dang, isportsweb)

This has been a very eventful offseason for Jayson Werth, just not in the way the Washington Nationals wanted. In the past month alone, Werth has been through serious shoulder surgery and was sentenced to five days in jail for reckless driving. Even though this is a very short sentence, this is the last thing that should be on any players’ mind so close to the start of Spring Training. To make matters worse for Werth, he is currently going through rehab for his shoulder and his plans for Opening Day are up in the air.

So what does this mean for Werth’s upcoming season?

If the Nationals have their way, Werth’s jail time and shoulder rehab will have no negative effect on his performance in 2015. Read full article here.

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Meet the start-up in a trademark war with the Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs

(Steven Overly, Washington Post)

The logo seems generic enough. The letter W written in white, block type inside of a bright green box. It stands for WalletHub, a Web site run by District-based Evolution Finance where consumers can compare credit cards and find personal finance advice.

Major League Baseball thinks you might confuse it with the Washington Nationals.

Evolution Finance has been locked in a trademark dispute with lawyers representing the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs for two years after Major League Baseball, on behalf of the teams, opposed their attempt to trademark the white-and-green logo. Read full article here.

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