Nationals get Werth back, lose Murphy

From ESPN - September 13, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Jayson Werth is back in the Washington Nationals' lineup after missing five games with a shoulder injury.

"Very relieved," said manager Dusty Baker, who has Werth batting seventh and playing right field against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. "It's going to take some time get his timing and stuff."

Werth, who missed almost three months after fracturing his foot in early June, had just three hits in 28 at-bats over eight games after returning Aug. 28. Baker revealed Werth's shoulder had been hurting since getting hit by a pitch during his minor-league rehab assignment in August.

The 38-year old veteran is not the only Washington outfielder who's been banged up. All-Star right fielder Bryce Harper has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury on Aug. 12. On Wednesday afternoon, Baker said that Harper has progressed to doing some light running, soft toss and hitting off a tee.


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