The Washington Nationals have been without right fielder Jayson Werth as he deals with hamstring issues. While the team is determining a potential return date for their outfielder, he underwent a MRI to determine the severity of his injury.
Jayson Werth underwent an MRI Thursday morning that came up negative in initial results. The team wants to have team medical director Dr. Wiemi Douoguih take a closer look, however, before a specific return date is announced.
With the MRI showing no serious problems, Davey Johnson believes the hamstring acting up has more to do with Werth being dehydrated. The Nats’ outfielder has been dealing with a stomach problem over the past week.
Werth has been out of action since May 2.
If dehydration is the only issue, then the antibiotics the team has placed Werth on should be enough to get him back in the lineup soon.