Found May 04, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Washington Nationals got back one of their stars when Ryan Zimmerman returned to the lineup on Friday, May 3. Now, they will have to do without their premier slugger Jayson Werth for at least the remainder of their weekend series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Werth has a slight tightness in his right hamstring and will not even be available to pinch hit. The tightness does not appear serious, and Werth is expected back for Tuesday’s series opener in Detroit after getting treatments. Werth originally strained the hamstring on April 29 and missed the next two games. He then played on May 2 but came out early and missed the following night. Now, he will miss the entire weekend. The Nationals are already struggling offensively thanks in part to the loss of Zimmerman for two weeks. They are 15-15, second place in the N.L. East, as play begins on May 4, and they are 13th in the N.L. in runs scored. Werth has 10 of the team’s 100 RBI. Still, though, the Nationals have the talent to recover and give the Atlanta Braves a serious problem in the division, but they will need all of their hitters and pitchers healthy to do so. Sources: Bill Ladson, Werth Won’t Play Against Pirates This Weekend, nationals.mlb.com, May 4, 2013. Major League Baseball, Team Statistics, mlb.mlb.com as of May 4, 2013.Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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