Apr 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (28) is checked by head trainer Lee Kuntz and manager Davey Johnson (5) after being injured on a swing against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Nationals 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Jayson Werth’s MRI on Hamstring Comes Back Negative


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.

Per Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com:

 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.

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