Strides for Werth
Jayson Werth (wrist fractures) played light catch before Friday’s game with his splint off and a glove on his left hand. He has even held a fungo bat but isn’t yet ready to swing, Williams said.
“Good sign that he’s able to do that,” Williams said. “They feel that the bones are healed enough to put a little pressure, which is part of the end of the rehab process anyway. So he was fine coming out of that. He’ll do more of that, let the bone continue to heal and go from there.” . . .
Tanner Roark made a brief appearance at Nationals Park on Saturday. He landed on the three-day paternity list on Friday.
The Nationals announced Saturday that Roark’s wife, Amanda, gave birth to a girl, Kennedy Grey. To keep his arm active, Roark played catch before Saturday’s game with his hospital wristband still on.