Jayson Werth's hamstring injury will apparently keep him sidelined longer than expected.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson told Amanda Comak of the Washington Times (via HardballTalk) on Monday that he received an "alarming" report on Werth and estimated that his outfielder could be out for two more weeks.
Werth experienced some tightness in his first rehab game last week. The Nationals are 23-22 and have lost seven of their last 10 games.
Werth is hitting .260 with four home runs and 10 RBIs.
Vogelsong breaks pitching hand
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong broke his pitching hand when he fouled off a pitch in the fifth inning Monday night.
Vogelsong had a 6-0 lead against the Washington Nationals when he got hurt. He grimaced in pain and grabbed his hand after the swing. Manager Bruce Bochy and a member of the training staff came out to check on him, and Vogelsong quickly left the game to a warm ovation from the sellout crowd.
The former All-Star was mired in a six-start losing stretch dating to his win against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on April 11 in his second start. But he appeared back on track Monday night with five scoreless innings of three-hit ball.
- The Associated Press