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Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Jayson Werth likely out until the weekend

Jayson Werth will sit tonight and likely tomorrow with the right elbow contusion that knocked him out of Tuesday night’s game. Werth left the game after catcher Carlos Ruiz drilled him with a pickoff throw to third base.

Werth’s absence means his season against the Phillies, his former team, is probably over. Werth hit .228/.258/.333 with one home run and three doubles in 15 games.

Manager Davey Johnson hopes Werth will be ready to play this weekend at home against the Braves, “because we want to be spoilers.”

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