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Nationals Reinstate of Jayson Werth, place RHP Henry Rodriguez on DL

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Jayson Werth from the 60-Day Disabled List and placed right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to Aug. 1, with a low back strain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Werth, who missed the last 75 games with a left radius fracture, is batting .276 (27-for-98) with five doubles, a triple, three home runs, 12 RBI, 14 walks and three stolen bases in 27 games this season with the Nationals.

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Jayson Werth from the 60-Day Disabled List and placed right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to Aug. 1, with a low back strain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Werth, who missed the last 75 games with a left radius fracture, is batting .276 (27-for-98) with five doubles, a triple, three home runs, 12 RBI, 14 walks and three stolen bases in 27 games this season with the Nationals.

The 33-year-old went 6-for-24 with two doubles, five RBI and seven walks in eight games during his rehab assignment with Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and Potomac of the Single-A Carolina League.

Rodriguez, 25, is 1-3 with two holds, nine saves and a 5.83 ERA in 35 relief appearances this season with Washington.

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