Jayson Werth 'welcomed' back to Philly

Now with Nationals, $126 million man returns to plenty of boos and a few cheers

Updated: May 4, 2011, 9:53 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Jayson Werth bounded up the visiting clubhouse steps at precisely 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, with enthusiasm to spare and an Ed Rendell-like sense of how to work the room. Werth might look like a California surfer behind that beard and those expensive shades. But at heart, he's just a Springfield, Ill.-born, flesh-pressing everyman.

Before stretching and after batting practice, Werth shook hands and exchanged hugs and/or smiles with security people, grounds crew members and the assorted ...

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