MRI exam on Jayson Werth’s hamstring comes back clean

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Jayson Werth is out of the Nationals’ lineup today for the fifth straight game with a hamstring injury, but an MRI exam showed no structural damage.

Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com reports that “the team wants to have medical director Dr. Wiemi Douoguih take a closer look, however, before a specific return date is announced.”

His recovery has been slowed by sickness, which has caused him to be dehydrated. It’s nearing the point where the Nationals might as well just put Werth on the disabled list, because they can always backdate the move and make him eligible to return in a week anyway.