Washington Nationals Reinstate Jayson Werth From 60-Day DL, Put Him In CF; RHP Henry Rodriguez To 15-Day DL With Back Issue.

Apr 21, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (28) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo homer during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. The Nationals won 3 - 2. in 10 innings. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

The rumored move to reinstate 33-year-old Nats' outfielder Jayson Werth from the 60-Day DL is a rumor no longer as the Washington Nationals officially announced the move (via Twitter @NationalsPR) just a few moments ago:

Werth has been on the sidelines since May 6th when he suffered a broken wrist on an attempt at a sliding catch in the outfield in Nationals Park in a game against the same Phillies the Nats face tonight in D.C. The corresponding move to put Henry Rodriguez on the DL isn't too much of a surprise. The 25-year-old right-hander had a short run of success as the Nationals' closer earlier this season when both Drew Storen and Brad Lidge went down with injuries, but the reliever has struggled since and has a 5.83 ERA, a 5.09 FIP, 22 walks (6.75 BB/9) and 31 K's (9.51 K/9) in 35 games and 29.1 IP so far this season. After returning from an injury and a rehab stint for an injured finger, Rodriguez has a 7.56 ERA with eight walks and eight K's in 8.1 IP in July. Davey Johnson tried to work the right-hander in whenever he could, but the second-year Nat in his second full season hasn't responded well.

Werth wrapped up a nine-game rehab assignment last night in which he was 8 for 27 with three doubles and a .296/.457/.407 line. He'll be batting sixth and playing center in the Nationals' lineup tonight according to reports from Nats Park:

Werth's back...

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