With Jayson Werth having returned from the rest mandated by Manager Davey Johnson, the Nationals are using a combination in left and center field that will likely become commonplace for the rest of the season – and perhaps next season, too.
Werth will play center, where the Nationals currently have a 2012 need, and Michael Morse will play left, where the Nationals are likely to move him when Adam LaRoche returns to first base next season.
When the Nationals signed Werth this offseason, General Manager Mike Rizzo touted Werth's ability to play center as one reason for the acquisition. Werth, who frequently filled in for Shane Victorino in center field when he played for the Phillies, can envision himself as an everyday center fielder in 2012 if the Nationals choose to have him fill that role.
"I feel like I'm capable," Werth said. "I think I could be a good center fielder."
Jayson Werth, Michael Morse form what could be a lasting outfield combination
Washington Post | Sep 1