Werth has yet to hit in a game this spring. He has been playing defense only in minor league games.
Ian Stewart? Kevin Frandsen? Danny Espinosa? We run through the options.
Scherzer's line this spring so far: 20 innings, 1.35 ERA, 23 strikeouts, one walk and a .205 opponents' batting average.
The team says his knee remains structurally sound but still sore.
Gwynn is hitting .364 and his confidence is high again.
Also, Doug Fister allowed two home runs in 4 1/3 innings of work.
The Nationals insist they aren't concerned about Rendon's lingering sore knee, just if he will have enough time to be ready for opening day.
After twisting his ankle, Strasburg is expected to throw one more bullpen session before returning to the mound in a game.
Escobar is planning on playing in a minor league game by Monday. McLouth's surgically-repaired shoulder is still sore.
The Nationals' Silver Slugger-winning third baseman is still experiencing left knee soreness after spraining the medial collateral ligament last week.