The Washington Nationals were expecting to get outfielder
Jayson Werth back from the disabled list on Saturday, but this will likely be
pushed back a few days as the slugger has experienced a setback during his
rehab, according to Amanda Comak of The Washington Times.
Werth recently experienced tightness in his hamstring, the
injury which initially sent him to the DL. He traveled to New York yesterday to
have his hamstring examined, and as a result his return will likely be pushed
Werth’s minor league rehab assignment began on Wednesday,
and it was supposed to continue Thursday with the Nationals’ Single-A affiliate.
However, manager Davey Johnson told reporters that Werth wanted to have his
hamstring examined after experiencing the tightness.
“He wanted to go see another doctor in New York,” Johnson
said before the Nationals’ game against the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
“Reason being, he felt a slight, little bit of tightness in his hamstring. He
just wanted to check something out.”
At this point, it’s unclear how long Werth’s return will be
pushed back as a result of the setback. While Johnson didn’t rule out the
outfielder’s activation on Saturday, general manager Mike Rizzo said it would
probably be safe to assume that the return would be pushed back for at least a
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