Ryan Zimmerman returns to Nats

Updated: May 8, 2012, 6:35 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Washington Nationals placed outfielder Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, a day after Werth underwent surgery to repair his broken left wrist. Werth is expected to be out at least 12 weeks, a huge blow to a team currently atop the NL East.

"He's been playing great," manager Davey Johnson said. "He's a team leader, swinging the bat good, doing everything good. We're going to miss him."

Werth was hitting .276 with five doubles, three homers ...

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