Werth’s day off probably has something, if not quite a bit, to do with his history against Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez, against whom he is 2 for 22 with 15 strikeouts. Twenty-two at-bats may be a small sample size, but 15 strikeouts over that span is saying something.

Werth said he will be available to pinch-hit or enter the game as a defensive replacement. On the first five games of this road trip, Werth is 3 for 16 with four walks, two steals, four strikeouts and two sacrifice flies.