Werth is able to swing a fungo bat as he works his way back from a wrist injury and remains on target for a potential return in August. Plus updates on Aaron Barrett, Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman.

Zimmerman is hitting and fielding, Barrett feels good, and Rendon is swinging.

The Nationals' right-hander threw 16 pitches in his first rehab outing.

Injury updates on the banged-up Nationals, which include promising news for the bullpen and infield.

Injury updates on Bryce Harper, Denard Span, Yunel Escobar, Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman and the rest.

The Nationals top pick, Andrew Stevenson, agreed to an under-slot signing bonus of $750,000.

For the second time in four games, the Nationals' shortstop is not in the lineup.

"Just kind of hang out and do nothing. It's pretty brutal, actually," Zimmerman said.

The struggling first baseman becomes the latest Nationals starter to hit the DL this season.

The Nationals are resting Zimmerman, who has plantar fasciitis, for the second time in three games.

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