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Werth likely out 12 weeks with broken wrist

Updated: May 9, 2012, 3:32 PM ET
By Stephania Bell

Just as the Washington Nationals prepare to welcome third baseman Ryan Zimmerman off the DL (he is expected to return Tuesday after an episode of inflammation in his AC joint), they lose yet another starter to injury … for months. Outfielder Jayson Werth was attempting to make a sliding catch Sunday night when his glove caught in the grass, forcing his left wrist backward into hyperextension. The added load as his body weight came down through his forearm contributed to the immediate fracture ...

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