Jayson Werth

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Jayson Werth is still looking for work


Free agent outfielder Jayson Werth is still looking for work, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Werth has been working out and training with the intention of continuing his playing career.

Werth, 38, completed his seven-year, $126 million contract with the Nationals when his club was ousted from the playoffs last October. Werth performed well for much of the duration of the contract, but he was often injured and his performance declined towards the end of the deal. Last season, in 70 games, Werth hit .226/.322/.393 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI in 289 plate appearances.

Given the way the free agent market has panned out, it seems unlikely Werth would get a guaranteed major league contract and may have to settle for a minor league deal if he wants to keep playing. Werth turns 39 in May.