Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have activated starter Max Scherzer and outfielder Jayson Werth from the 10-day disabled list. Outfielders Andrew Stevenson and Rafael Bautista were optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. Infielder Stephen Drew was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Scherzer, 33, was placed on the 10-day DL retroactive to August 15 with inflammation on the left side of his neck. The right-hander returns with a 12-5 record, a 2.25 ERA, and a 220/39 K/BB ratio in 160 1/3 innings. Scherzer will start on Monday night against the Marlins.
Werth, 38, has been out since early June with a left foot contusion, suffered when he fouled a ball off of his foot. Prior to the injury, he was batting .262/.367/.446 with eight home runs and 18 RBI in 196 plate appearances.