Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will his miss his eighth game in nine contests on Sunday because of a lingering injury to his right shoulder.
The Nats are scheduled to wrap up their series at home against the Pirates on Sunday night. In his place, Michael Taylor will get the start in right field.
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Last week, the 35-year-old received a cortisone injection in his right shoulder and Manager Matt Williams had said that Werth, an All-Star in 2009, "should be good to go" a few days after the shot.
Werth is coming off a hot July in which he was named NL Player of the Month, batting .279 with 12 homers and 63 RBI. The Nats are first in the NL East heading into Sunday's game.
- Marc Weinreich