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Nationals Vs. Astros: Jayson Werth Will Miss Tuesday Night's Game

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will miss Tuesday night's second game of the four-game series against the Houston Astros after he was removed from Monday night's game in the 8th inning due to tired legs.

Here's how Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post put it.

Werth said he would be fine, but Davey Johnson does not want to wear Werth out. Because he missed three months with a broken wrist, Werth is essentially still playing himself back into regular-season shape.

Werth, who has played in five games since returning from the disabled list August 2, has gone 7-for-16 (.438) in that time, with a .571 on-base percentage and a .438 slugging percentage. (1.009 OPS)

Bryce Harper will move to right field to replace Werth, with Roger Bernadina taking over in center field. Here's the rest of the Nats lineup.

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