Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is going to be putting himself up on the shelf for a little while. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Werth is to have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Friday to repair an AC joint. The recovery time of the surgery is expected to me two to three months.
The Nationals are to start their season on April 6th against the New York Mets. Werth should be ready by then barring no set backs. The shoulder is the same shoulder that Werth injured while making a catch and crashing into the wall on August 1st.
Werth hit .292 with 82 RBIs last season with Washington. He has hit .286 in his four years with Washington and has posted a 2.7 wins above replacement and his career best coming in 2013 with a 4.9 WAR.
Sorry Nationals fans, but it looks like if you were headed down to Viera, FL to watch the Nationals spring training, you wont be seeing the Werewolf and his magnificent beard there.