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By Steve Painter, Nationals Correspondent, Thu, Jan 8th 8:34pm EST

Werth missed some time last August for the problem and it has not improved. This puts doubt on his availability for the start of the 2015 season. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Nats should pursue Ben Zobrist who could fill in for him and then slide over to second base upon Werth's return. Absent that, Michael Taylor will fill in until he gets back to the diamond. Fantasy players should cast frequent glances at the news as to how his rehab is progressing before drafting him with high hopes.

Jayson Werth News & Advice

Rotoworld | Mar 4th, 3:57pm
Jayson Werth (shoulder) hit off a tee Wednesday.
ESPN | Feb 26th, 11:05pm
The Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth is back on the field, just not 100 percent yet.
news | Feb 26th, 10:33pm
Jayson Werth served as a spectator for most of the Nationals' first full-squad workout of the season Thursday. His participation was limited as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired right shoulder.
news | Feb 26th, 12:17am
The entire Nationals roster reported to camp Wednesday, according to manager Matt Williams. The team will have a full workout Thursday. However, Williams announced that left fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder) would be in rehab mode to start Spring Training.
Rotoworld | Feb 25th, 7:43pm
Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Jayson Werth (shoulder) will be limited early on in spring training.