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Nationals injury updates: Doug Fister has flexor strain, Jayson Werth out with swollen wrist

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The tightness in Doug Fister's forearm, which landed him on the DL is related to a flexor strain. X-rays on Jayson Werth's left wrist were negative, but he's out of tonight's lineup and they're waiting for the swelling to go down before an MRI.

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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.:

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:

More info when it's available...