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Werth rehab debut delayed

Jul 20, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

When Class A Potomac announced tonight's starting lineup early this afternoon, Jayson Werth was listed as its No. 3 hitter and right fielder.

But when Werth was strolling around the clubhouse at Nationals Park at 4 p.m. — on a Friday afternoon with heavy traffic throughout the area — the notion of the outfielder playing three hours later in Woodbridge seemed out of the question.

Indeed, the Nationals decided to delay Werth's rehab debut a day, both because of the poor weather forecast and some stiffness in his surgically repaired left wrist.

The Nationals aren't concerned at all by the stiffness, and manager Davey Johnson that development actually was expected by doctors.

"That's a good sign," Johnson said. "He said he pushed it to the point where it got a little stiff. And he said once you get that, you're good to go. He said he heated it up a little in here and did a few exercises andRead more »

  1. ehay2k - Jul 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Gotta believe Nady is DFA'd. Great story coming out of ST, but just didn't have the season he needed to have to stay with the team.

  2. A DC Wonk - Jul 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Does anyone see a scenario where Nady doesn't get DFA'd?

  3. A DC Wonk - Jul 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    I sorta owe you a coke ;-)

  4. Positively Half St. - Jul 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Wonk-I don't see any scenario other than quick injury, and then I don't know why Corey Brown wouldn't be the choice. I don't like all of the trade rumors including the Nats, but I would think that Brown would be a good chip in a trade for a rental like Dempster. He is not a top-flight prospect, but a fan-base could embrace someone who has performed as well as he did this year.+1/2St.

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