Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, who broke his left left wrist diving for a ball against the Phillies back on May 6th is expected to resume baseball related activities in mid-July, putting him on target for a August 1st return.
Werth, who signed a seven-year deal worth $126 million in 2010, had a .276/.372/.439 slash line with three home runs before the injury. Prior to the broken wrist, he had missed only 21 games from 2009-2011. The Nationals have a 20-17 record since the injury.
Steve Lombardozzi and Roger Bernadina have been splitting playing time in his absence. Lombardozzi has a .267/.329/.340 slash line in 51 games, while Bernadina has a .237/.330/.381 line in 48 games. The two have combined for only two home runs.
When he returns, an outfield of Bryce Harper, Michael Morse and Werth is the most likely scenario.