Monday April 13th, 2015

The Washington Nationals activated leftfielder Jayson Werth off the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Monday.

In a corresponding move, Washington optioned outfielder Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse.


Werth missed the season’s first six games after recovering from surgery on the AC joint in his right shoulder in January.

The Nationals went 2-4 without him and have scored only 13 runs this season, tied for the fewest in MLB.

Werth will bat fourth in the first game of the team's three-game series against the Red Sox in Boston on Monday.

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"I feel good. I haven't had a lot of at-bats, but I'm about to get a bunch," Werth said to "It was a tough January, February, March. I was just trying. I'm glad to be back. I felt really good."

Werth went 1-for-6 with one home run on a rehab assignment with Single-A Potomac.

Werth has spent the past four seasons in Washington, and last season hit .292 with 16 home runs and 82 RBI in 147 games.

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