Jayson Werth will move back to right field after playing center last night for the first time as a National. Manager Davey Johnson still wants to see Werth play center this season, but today his injury status make him better suited for a corner outfield spot. Werth fouled a ball off his foot last night, and also has a sore right hand that requires a wrap around his thumb. Right field is less than strenuous physically than center, and Johnson and Werth agreed it would be best for Werth to take right this afternoon. Rick Ankiel will play center, returning to the lineup after three games on the bench. While Werth moved back to right field, he remained at second in the batting order, the spot Johnson moved him to from fifth on Saturday. Johnson wanted to mix up the lineup, and thought Werth's strengths and current approach would fit better at second.
Jayson Werth back to right field, and still hitting second
Washington Post | Aug 29