"What is this day 11 of my rehab?" Jayson Werth asked after going 2 for 3 with a double and a walk in his ninth game in the Washington Nationals' system. The 33-year-old outfielder who is working his was back from a broken wrist suffered in a May 6th game against the Philadelphia Phillies, told reporters last night he felt he was ready to return to the major leagues after nine games and 35 plate appearances between Class-A Potomac and Triple-A Syracuse over which he's gone 8 for 27 (.296/.457/.407) with three doubles, eight walks and six K's. "There's really not a whole lot more to accomplish as far as a rehab goes," Werth said, "My hand's good and I think that's obviously the most important thing. Being in playing shape is one of those things where, you know, it takes time and it's pretty much up to the team whether or not I'm ready or not." "I'm healthy. I feel good. And that's the main thing," Werth said. In 27 games and 113 plate appearances for the Nationals before the injury, Werth was doing a good job of bouncing back from a .232/.330/.389, 26 double, 20 HR, +2.5 fWAR 2011 season in D.C., posting a .276/.372/.439 line to start the the year and hitting five doubles and three home runs through the first week of May. Nats' skipper Davey Johnson's looking forward to Werth's return.
Washington Nationals Waiting On Jayson Werth's Return
Federal Baseball | Aug 2