Werth to rehab at Potomac Wednesday

Werth to rehab at Potomac Wednesday
May 29, 2013, 2:30 am
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Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will appear with the Potomac Nationals on rehab assignment Wednesday night as he continues to recover from a strained right hamstring. Potomac is scheduled to play the Salem Red Sox at home in Woodbridge, Va.

Werth has not played since May 2 after suffering the injury. He attempted one rehab assignment with Potomac on May 15, but left the game after aggravating it while running to first base.

The 34-year-old took batting practice on Tuesday afternoon and also tested the hamstring in the outfield with sprints. Manager Davey Johnson hopes this second attempt at a rehab assignment goes better than the first time around.

“We’ll see. Hopefully it’s warm weather and not a wet field. He can get a couple of games in and we’ll go from there.”