Nationals' outfielder Jayson Werth will be out until at least August after a CT scan revealed two small fractures in his left wrist, according to a report from MLB.com's Bill Ladson. Werth was hit in the wrist by a pitch a couple of weeks ago, and could miss the remainder of the regular season if his recovery takes its time.
Werth, 36, has struggled this season, hitting just .208/.294/.287 with two home runs in 27 games so far this season. The left-fielder has dealt with wrist troubles before, missing 75 games in 2012 for the Nats due to a left radius fracture that may have played a role in his injury this season.
With Werth on the disabled list since May 16, the Nats have used Tyler Moore, Michael A. Taylor and Clint Robinson to fill his position in left field, though Ladson notes that "the club would prefer each to be more consistent at the plate".
If the Nats decide to look externally for outfield help, they could turn to trade candidates Ben Revere (Phillies) or Alejandro De Aza (Orioles), who are known to be available at this point. De Aza was recently designated for assignment by the Orioles and is likely to be traded elsewhere within the next ten days.