Jayson Werth

Baseball Player
Born May 20, 1979

Jayson Richard Gowan Werth is an American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals. He has previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Philadelphia Phillies. He bats and throws right-handed.

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He is the grandson of Ducky Schofield and nephew of Dick Schofield, both Major League Baseball infielders, and stepson of Dennis Werth, who played in parts of four seasons with the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees from 1979 through 1982. … Read More


1993 14 Years Old He then played for a national power, the Springfield Flame, where his team won the state and Midwest Regional and finished third in the 1993 Sandy Koufax World Series in Spring, Texas behind Pico Rivera, California and a Dallas, Texas team that included future major leaguer Vernon Wells.
1995 16 Years Old Werth also was selected to play for the U.S. Junior Pan Am Games in 1995.
1996 17 Years Old He gained more attention while attending Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois, where he compiled a .616 batting average in his senior year with 15 home runs in 31 games and helped his team to the state championship in 1996 (his junior year).
1997 18 Years Old Werth initially planned on playing college baseball at the University of Georgia, but changed his plans when he was drafted in the first round (22nd overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1997 Major League Baseball draft. … Read More


2002 - 2004 2 More Events
2005 26 Years Old 1 More Event
During spring training, on March 2, 2005, Werth was hit by a pitch from A. J. Burnett that broke his left wrist.
2006 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 21, 2006, Werth had cortisone injected into his wrist; the wrist was placed in a cast for three to four weeks. … Read More
2007 28 Years Old On June 28, 2007, Werth suffered another wrist injury, but returned August 2 against the Chicago Cubs and went 3-for-6, with 4 RBI and 1 stolen base.
2008 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Werth began the season platooning with Geoff Jenkins in right field, but soon found himself playing every day in the early part of the season while regular center fielder Shane Victorino was on the disabled list. … Read More


On May 12, 2009, Werth made a steal of home plate in a bases-loaded situation against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which came in the seventh inning after previously stealing both second and third base. … Read More
2010 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 5, 2010, Werth signed a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals worth $126 million, the 14th richest contract in baseball history.
2011 32 Years Old Werth had a difficult 2011, highlighted by a June in which he had a .154 batting average, a .291 on-base percentage, and a .286 slugging percentage. … Read More
On May 6, 2012, Werth broke his left wrist attempting to make a diving catch against his old team, the Philadelphia Phillies. … Read More
2013 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 11, 2013, Werth collected his 1,000th career hit.
2015 36 Years Old On January 29, 2015, Werth pleaded guilty to reckless driving, and was sentenced to five days in jail.
2016 37 Years Old On April 19, 2016, Werth hit 200th career home run in a game against the Miami Marlins.
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