Washington Nationals' skipper Matt Williams talked at length about the issues Jayson Werth was dealing with after the veteran outfielder was hit on the left wrist by a 92 mph fastball last night in San Diego's Petco Park. Werth left the game in the second and had X-rays on the wrist while the Nationals finished up a 10-0 win over the Padres.
"X-rays are negative," Williams told reporters after the game. "So we'll see how he responds tomorrow, but he took a pretty good one on the wrist."
Williams did, however, say that the wrist guard Werth was wearing helped some.
"It helped him a little bit. It pinched him a little bit in-between. So, better than leaving him in there, we decided to make sure we got an X-ray on it. But the results are good."
Before tonight's game, the Nats' second-year skipper provided what updates he could on Werth's condition, and Werth talked to reporters as well. He's not in tonight's lineup and will miss at least the series finale in San Diego as well.:
Jayson Werth says left wrist is still tender. Figures he'll take next two days off and, if not better, perhaps get MRI on Monday off day.— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) May 16, 2015
Jayson Werth says he'll be out at least the next couple days. X-rays were negative but can't do an MRI yet. #Nats— Chris Johnson (@masnCJ) May 16, 2015
Jayson Werth is not expected to play the next two games. He hopes the swelling will go down in order to have an MRI on his left wrist.— William Ladson (@washingnats) May 16, 2015
Werth's wrist is still swollen. Will likely get next 2 days off. Concern is it could be similar to issue in '05,which cost him a lot of time— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) May 16, 2015
Williams also talked last night about Doug Fister, who was placed on the 15-Day DL with tightness in his right forearm.
Fister headed back to D.C. to meet with team doctor and have his forearm examined.
"The plan is tomorrow," Williams said, when asked when Fister would have it looked at.
"Our doctor is also the Wizards' doctor," Williams explained. "So he's busy tonight, so we'll see how it all works out. There's no time frame on it tomorrow, but we'll see how it comes out."
Before tonight's game, the Nats' skipper provided an update.
Fister has a flexor strain:
MRI results on Doug Fister's forearm were good, per MW. Will be shut down a few days but then will resume throwing.— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) May 16, 2015
Doug Fister has a flexor strain, per Matt Williams. He plans to rest, rehab it and return to the mound. Will take time, though.— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) May 16, 2015
Williams also said Fister's elbow is sound.— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) May 16, 2015
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