Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Filling in for Werth
By Doug Mittler
The Washington Nationals placed outfielder Jayson Werth on the DL Saturday. How do they plan to cover for him?
Werth, who's dealing with a sore right hamstring, isn't expected to miss any more than the required 15 days, and since the DL stint is backdated to May 3, Werth should be back on Saturday.
Manager Davey Johnson plans to use a platoon of Stephen Lombardozzi and Tyler Moore in left field, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. Lombardozzi started in left field Monday against the Dodgers.
Moore also could end up in right field for a night if Bryce Harper is fully not recovered from his run-in with the outfield wall on Monday night.