Jayson Werth returns: Nationals-Braves lineups

Jayson Werth singled in his pinch-hit at-bat on Saturday. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
Jayson Werth singled in his pinch-hit at-bat on Saturday. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Jayson Werth returns to the Nationals lineup on Sunday after only pinch-hitting on Saturday. He exited Friday’s game late with groin tightness but said he felt better after Saturday after running around during batting practice and shagging flyballs.

The Nationals play their first game without third baseman Ryan Zimmerman for the next month or so. Anthony Rendon will primarily man third in his place while Danny Espinosa will play second. Kevin Frandsen and recently-called-up infielder Zach Walters are options, too.

Nationals

1. Anthony Rendon, 3B

2. Nate McLouth, CF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Bryce Harper, LF

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jose Lobaton, C

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP

Braves

1. Jason Heyward, RF

2. B.J. Upton, CF

3. Freddie Freeman, 1B

4. Justin Upton, LF

5. Andrelton Simmons, SS

6. Gerald Laird, C

7. Ramiro Pena, 3B

8. Tyler Pastornicky, 2B

9. Aaron Harang, SP

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James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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