- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 16, 2015

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is scheduled to begin a rehabilitation assignment with Single-A Potomac on Thursday night.

Werth, 36, has just 101 at-bats this season because of an injured left wrist. Offseason shoulder surgery caused Werth to miss spring training. He has not played since May 15. This is his second rehabilitation assignment with Potomac this season and fifth of his career.

Werth was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 19 after being hit by a pitch May 15 in San Diego. In the offseason, Werth had surgery on Jan. 9 to repair the AC joint in his shoulder.

He’s among a flood of crucial Nationals players who have dealt with injuries in the first half of the season. Among them are Ryan Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon, Denard Span and Stephen Strasburg.

Zimmerman is also expected to be sent on a minor league assignment soon.

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