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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
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.
Bill Ladson, Werth
Won’t Play Against Pirates This Weekend, nationals.mlb.com, May 4, 2013.
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