PHILADELPHIA — Jayson Werth was standing on third base Tuesday night when Carlos Ruiz sent a snap throw down his way. The throw was not only errant enough to allow Werth to sneak home and score, but also to knick the outfielder in the right elbow.
As soon as Werth returned to the dugout he was escorted swiftly into the clubhouse by Nationals trainer Lee Kuntz. The official diagnosis was a right elbow contusion and he’s listed as day-to-day.
“It’s swollen,” Werth said. “It was on the not-so-funny bone. It was just one of those that kind of burned right away. I think, giving it some time, and it’ll be all right.”
Werth was 1-for-4 with a double in the Nationals’ 3-0 victory over the Phillies, the second game of a day-night doubleheader they swept from Philadelphia. He was replaced by Rick Ankiel in center field and there was no word on whether he’d be available to start or play in Wednesday evening’s game.