Jayson Werth
American baseball player
Jayson Werth
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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Nationals Beat Dodgers 8-3 to Take 2-1 Lead in NLDS
ABC News - 4 months
Jayson Werth always wanted to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium when he played two seasons in the venerable ballpark
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Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS
Chicago Times - 4 months
Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered, and the Washington Nationals moved within one victory of winning a postseason series for the first time, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 Monday for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL playoff. Four relievers combined for 4 2/3 shutout innings, putting...
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Nats clinch NL East, beat Pirates 6-1 behind Lopez, Drew (Sep 25, 2016) - FOXSports.com
Google News - 5 months
FOXSports.com Nats clinch NL East, beat Pirates 6-1 behind Lopez, Drew (Sep 25, 2016) FOXSports.com Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon (6) celebrates with Jayson Werth, center, after they both scored on a bases loaded single by Stephen Drew off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Ivan Nova, right rear, in the first inning of a baseball game in ... Nationals clinch NL East -- now comes the hard partESPN (blog) Nationals bounce back from disappointment to win NL EastYahoo Sports Nationals clinch third NL East title with win over Pirates, Mets' loss to PhilliesWashington Post Bleacher Report -CBSSports.com -MASNsports.com -CBS Local all 112 news articles »
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Harper Hits Go-Ahead Double, Nationals Beat Rockies 5-4
NYTimes - 6 months
Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos homered, Bryce Harper doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals beat the skidding Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Monday night despite a lackluster start from Max Scherzer.
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Werth leads Nationals' outburst in 7-4 win over Indians
Fox News - 6 months
WASHINGTON (AP) Jayson Werth hit a three-run home run, Anthony Rendon had a two-run double and the Washington Nationals' offense awoke in a 7-4 victory against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.
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Nationals Outlast Cubs in 12 Innings, 5-4
NYTimes - 8 months
Jayson Werth singled in the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning, giving the Washington Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday long after starters Stephen Strasburg and Jason Hammel dueled to a scintillating draw.
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Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games
Yahoo News - 9 months
Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games: Nationals 11, White Sox 4 Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Drew, Danny Espinosa and Jayson Werth belted home runs, and right-hander Max Scherzer pitched seven scoreless innings as the Washington Nationals ruined the White Sox debut of James Shields with an 11-4 victory over Chicago on Wednesday night. Shields (2-8) managed only six outs in 84 pitches.
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Fox News - almost 2 years
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Harper smacked a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning and added a three-run shot in the eighth as the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-2 in the opener of a three- game set. Harper has slugged five homers in his last two games, coming off a three-homer night Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. Danny Espinosa also hit a pair of homers for the Nationals, who have won five of their last six games. Gio Gonzalez (3-2) struck out eight and allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings. Jayson Werth added a solo shot in the triumph. Freddie Freeman ripped a pair of doubles and drove in a run for Atlanta, which had won four of its last six games coming in. Eric Stults (1-3) fanned seven, but surrendered three runs on seven hits over six frames.
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Fox News - almost 2 years
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tom Koehler tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings and outdueled Stephen Strasburg to guide the Miami Marlins to an 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Koehler (2-2) gave up six hits and a walk while striking out four for Miami, which has taken the first two games of this three-game series. Giancarlo Stanton clubbed a solo home run among his three hits, Adeiny Hechavarria added a three-run shot to extend his hit streak to eight games and Justin Bour had a pair of RBI singles in his season debut. Strasburg (1-2), who entered Saturday's game with a 14-inning scoreless streak against the Marlins, was charged with four runs on eight hits over six innings of work. Yunel Escobar, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos all had two hits in Washington's fourth consecutive defeat.
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Nationals' Werth to serve five days in jail for reckless driving
Yahoo News - about 2 years
(Reuters) - Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth pleaded guilty on Thursday to a reckless driving charge in Fairfax County, Virginia, and will serve five days in jail. The 35-year-old former All-Star Werth admitted to driving his Porsche 911 more than 100 mph on the Capital Beltway in Virginia last July in a stretch where the posted limit is 55 mph. "We are aware of the agreement reached today," the Nationals said in a statement. "We do not condone reckless behavior, and we expect all members of the Washington Nationals organization to act in a responsible manner. We support Jayson, who is an integral part of the community and of the Washington Nationals family." Werth will serve his sentence on weekends so he can continue rehabilitation during the week for the arthroscopic shoulder surgery he had earlier this month.
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Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games
Yahoo News - over 2 years
Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games: - - Nationals 5, Brewers 4 Right fielder Jayson Werth hit a game-winning double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to clinch victory in the battle between division leaders. The hit down the left field line scored third baseman Anthony Rendon, who had reached on a fielder's choice after a Denard Span single. Rafael Soriano (2-0) picked up the win, while Rob Wooten (1-4) was tagged with the loss. The Brewers tied the game at 4 in the top of the ninth on a one-out single by Rickie Weeks (two hits) against Soriano.
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Baseball-Highlights of Friday's Major League games
Yahoo News - over 2 years
(Adds later games) May 30 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Nationals 9, Rangers 2 Ian Desmond hit his team-leading 10th home run of the season, a three-run blast that allowed the Washington Nationals to overcome a two-run deficit and cruise to a 9-2 victory over the Texas Rangers. The Nationals, who trailed 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, got singles from outfielder Jayson Werth and first baseman Adam LaRoche off Texas starter Colby Lewis (4-4) to set the stage for Desmond, the Nationals' shortstop.
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You Can Go Your Own Way: 2014 MLB Free Agency Preview
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The free agency period of 2013 promises to be much different than those of 2011 and 2012. After seeing the mega-contracts handed out to the likes of Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Alex Rodriguez, and even Jayson Werth pan out so badly, we shouldn't be expecting any more record-breaking free agency deals for older players in the foreseeable future. Around the league you see more and more teams are locking up their young talents before they have a chance to test free agency, leading to less quality on the market and less teams willing to break the bank even on All-Star level free-agents. However, that doesn't mean we won't see a lot of quality players in new cities or at least with shiny new contracts. Robinson Cano: Even with Cano's high profile switch from super-agent Scott Boras to Jay-Z's sport agency, the Yankees second baseman won't find the kind of contract he's looking for. People have been tossing around numbers like 10 years, $300 million for him, and perhaps last year we would ...
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Strasburg, Werth Power Nationals Past Arizona 8-4
NYTimes - over 3 years
Stephen Strasburg ended his season with a strong performance, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos each hit three-run home runs and the Washington Nationals opened their final weekend with Davey Johnson as manager by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 Friday night.
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National League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 3 years
Justin Upton clubbed a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Atlanta Braves avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals with a 5-2 triumph at Nationals Park. Dan Uggla led off the decisive sixth frame with a home run to left, while Brian McCann added an RBI double in the seventh for the Braves, who snapped a three-game losing streak and trimmed their magic number to two to clinch the NL East. Kameron Loe (1-2) picked up the win after recording the final out in the fifth in relief of starter Alex Wood, who allowed two unearned runs on six hits over 4 2/3 frames. Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper registered an RBI apiece for Washington, while Denard Span singled in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to 29 games, one shy of the Nationals' franchise record set by Ryan Zimmerman from Apr. 8-May 12, 2009. Washington starter Ross Ohlendorf (4-1) struck out six over six in ...
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Red-hot Nats sweep Marlins
Fox News - over 3 years
The Nationals' 2-5 hitters combined for 10 hits -- which included homers from Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond -- while Gio Gonzalez fired seven shutout innings as Washington finished off a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 9-0 win on Thursday.
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Fox News - over 3 years
Ian Desmond had three hits, an RBI, and a stolen base for the Washington Nationals, who defeated the Miami Marlins, 2-1, in the opener of a three-game set. Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche both contributed a pair of hits for the Nationals, while Jayson Werth drove in the other run. Ross Ohlendorf (3-0) lasted five-plus innings while surrendering only a Christian Yelich home run among his three hits with three strikeouts for the Nationals, who have won seven of their last ten games. Yelich went 2-for-4 for the Marlins who have won once in their last seven games. Miami's offense only mustered four hits against the Nationals Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi (2-5) tossed six innings allowing two runs on eight hits. The right-hander also fanned six batters in his fifth straight loss. Eovaldi has not earned a win since July 12.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jayson Werth
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 36
    On April 19, 2016, Werth hit 200th career home run in a game against the Miami Marlins.
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  • 2015
    Age 35
    On January 29, 2015, Werth pleaded guilty to reckless driving, and was sentenced to five days in jail.
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  • 2013
    Age 33
    Werth finished the 2013 season batting .318 with 25 home runs and 82 RBI.
    More Details Hide Details Werth also finished 13th in the NL MVP voting. It marked the third time in his career that Werth had garnered MVP votes.
    On August 11, 2013, Werth collected his 1,000th career hit.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    Werth finished the 2012 season with a .300 batting average, 5 homers, and 31 runs driven in in 81 games.
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    On October 11, 2012, Werth, to conclude a 13-pitch at bat, hit a 9th inning walk-off home run off Lance Lynn of the St. Louis Cardinals in the bottom of the 9th inning to win the game, 2–1, and tie the National League Divisional Series at two games apiece.
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    On May 6, 2012, Werth broke his left wrist attempting to make a diving catch against his old team, the Philadelphia Phillies.
    More Details Hide Details The wrist was the same one that had caused him to miss much of the 2005 season and all of 2006. While the injury was described as a "clean break", it was reported that Werth would consult with the same wrist specialist who treated him in 2005, to determine whether there was any ligament damage. The next day, Werth underwent surgery on the left wrist. After a three-month absence for recuperation, Werth returned to the Nationals' lineup on August 2. Werth batted primarily in the leadoff spot for the first time in his career, posting a .309 batting average and .388 OBP in that role.
  • 2011
    Age 31
    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 30
    He was introduced to the media on December 15, 2010 with his number 28 jersey.
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    On December 5, 2010, Werth signed a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals worth $126 million, the 14th richest contract in baseball history.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 29
    Baseball fans voted Werth the 2009 "Unsung Star of the Year" in MLB's This Year in Baseball Awards.
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    In Game 5 of the 2009 National League Championship Series, Werth hit home runs in the first and seventh innings, in a game which the Phillies won 10–4, clinching the series.
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    He led the majors in pitches per plate appearance during the 2009 season, with 4.50.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Werth stole four bases in the game, leading the team to a 5–3 victory, and again tying a Phillies record. On June 27, Werth became the 14th player in Toronto's Rogers Centre history to hit a home run into the stadium's 500 level. On July 10, Werth was named to the NL All-Star Team as a replacement for New York Mets' outfielder Carlos Beltrán. On July 21, in a home game against the Chicago Cubs, Werth hit his first career walk-off home run, in the 13th inning against Jeff Samardzija, to deliver a 4–1 victory for the Phillies.
  • 2008
    Age 28
    Despite being eligible for arbitration after the 2008 season, Werth agreed to a two-year contract with the Phillies worth $10 million on January 21, 2009.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details On May 16, he had a career night against the Blue Jays. He hit three home runs in one game, including a grand slam, a three-run home run, and a solo shot which put him one round-tripper short of hitting for the "homer cycle." He also tied the Phillies team record with 8 RBIs in one game. For the season, he led the majors in home runs against left-handed pitchers, with 16. On October 29, 2008, the Phillies won their second World Series title.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 26
    On December 19, 2006, Werth signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
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    On May 21, 2006, Werth had cortisone injected into his wrist; the wrist was placed in a cast for three to four weeks.
    More Details Hide Details These injuries caused him to miss the entire 2006 season.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    Despite the injury, Werth was able to play in 102 games during 2005, hitting .234 with seven home runs (compared to 16 the previous year, in fewer at-bats).
    More Details Hide Details Eight months later, Werth underwent exploratory surgery which revealed two ligament tears that were repaired; however, his discomfort never subsided.
    During spring training, on March 2, 2005, Werth was hit by a pitch from A. J. Burnett that broke his left wrist.
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    On March 29, 2004, Werth was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jason Frasor after two seasons in Toronto.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    Prior to making his major-league debut, the Orioles traded Werth to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitcher John Bale. Werth broke into the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1997
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the minor leagues, Werth played catcher and first base, in addition to being an outfielder.
  • 1996
    Age 16
    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).
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  • 1995
    Age 15
    Werth also was selected to play for the U.S. Junior Pan Am Games in 1995.
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  • 1993
    Age 13
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Werth is married with two children. Werth was successful as a youngster, playing for the top youth traveling teams in Springfield, Illinois. His teams began traveling when he was seven and dominated the state of Illinois youth baseball with four consecutive state championships (never finishing worse than fourth in nationals) in Khoury League with the Bunn Brewers.
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