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Mike Rizzo: Jayson Werth Not Headed to Disabled List

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Jayson Werth of the Washington Nationals looks on before batting against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Nationals Park on Aug. 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jayson Werth of the Washington Nationals looks on before batting against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Nationals Park on Aug. 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Some good news for Nationals fans: Jayson Werth will not be headed to the disabled list

Werth has missed two of the Nationals last three games with inflammation in the AC joint of his right shoulder, which he re-aggravated on a slide in Sunday’s game in Atlanta. According to Adam Kilgore, Werth’s shoulder was still ailing Tuesday, even after the Nationals’ Monday off, and yesterday, the grizzled right fielder departed Citi Field alongside head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz.

General manager Mike Rizzo gave an update on Werth’s shoulder Wednesday afternoon, in his weekly radio appearance on 106.7 The Fan.

“I think we’re in the clear with Jayson,” Rizzo said. “I think there’s some inflammation in the shoulder, and something he can play through. I think he stays off the disabled list, and kind of day-to-day, and we’ll see how he feels going forward.”

“Jayson’s a veteran, he’s a terrific player for us. He’s played through pain quite a bit this season, and he knows his body. He’ll direct us in how to handle him, and when to give him days off and when to play him.”

Mike Rizzo Gives Jayson Werth Update

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