LOS ANGELES — As the Washington Nationals were preparing to play the rubber match of their three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, across the country, right fielder Jayson Werth was taking a significant step in returning to the active roster.
Werth, rehabbing a strained right hamstring, was 1-for-2 in a rehab game with Single-A Potomac. He moved to second on a passed ball after a single, and he threw a runner out at home plate.
Werth is expected to play for Potomac again on Thursday and the Nationals are still planning for him to be ready to rejoin the major league team on Saturday in San Diego.
“I’m more concerned to see if he runs around and doesn’t have that muscle spasm,” Johnson said. “I think he’s not going to have any. I’m texting him back and forth and he’s holding his food real good and he hasn’t been getting any spasms.
“I think he’ll be ready to play Saturday.”
Werth told The Washington Post after the game that he was feeling fine.