Werth held out of lineup due to rain

Werth held out of lineup due to rain
May 7, 2013, 8:15 pm
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Jayson Werth was held out of Davey Johnson's lineup on Tuesday before the game was postponed due to rain as he recovers from a sore right hamstring, a precaution because of the wet field. The outfielder was forced to leave Thursday's game at Atlanta and missed the team's weekend series at Pittsburgh because of the injury.

Though Werth was out of the lineup, he would have started if it was a nicer day.

"If not for the weather he would have played," Johnson said. "He had his doctor put him through all kinds of tests and his hamstring is not pulled. He feels pretty good about that, his hamstring feels pretty good. But I wouldn't run him out there on this field. He'll have to wait until tomorrow."

With rain in the forecast, however, Werth's return to the lineup could be affected by weather once again. It is expected to rain all of Wednesday with scattered thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening. Johnson acknowledged the field conditions will determine that decision.

"Tomorrow, if it's not a real wet field, I'll put him in."

Werth left in the eighth inning against the Braves last Monday (4/29) after fouling a ball off his left ankle. He missed the team's next two games, but then returned to the lineup Tuesday, May 1. He was pulled from that game in the fifth inning as the hamstring acted up on a play in the outfield.

Tyler Moore was set to play in Werth's place on Tuesday and will be the likely option in case Werth can't go on Wednesday.