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Nationals sign Jayson Werth

The Washington Nationals have long been in pursuit of top free agents — remember their play for Mark Teixeira? — without success.

But it was Werth the wait — Jayson Werth, to be exact, who on Sunday came to terms on a seven-year contract.
The 31-year-old outfielder and agent Scott Boras had hoped to land a deal for five or six years, and Washington GM Mike Rizzo stepped up with a seventh season to make the quick agreement happen.
The Phillies — Werth’s club the last four seasons — Tigers, Rangers and Red Sox had also been interested in the eight-year veteran.

Rays Said to Be Interested In Werth

According to a report by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Rays are at the top of the list as far as team’s interested in Phillies right fielder Jayson Werth.

Such a move would free up money for the Phillies, who could then make a play for Houston right-hander Roy Oswalt. He did not speculate on what the Rays might surrender if such a deal came to fruition.  The Rays do not comment about potential trades, but Werth would be a good fit for the team.

The Rays are looking to give their offense a lift.  They have not received the kind of production they need from the right field and DH spots this season.

–Bill Chastain 

Ray Interested in Werth

According to the New York Post, the Rays are one of three teams interested in Phillies right-fielder Jayson Werth if he is available.

The report says that the Yankees and Red Sox also are interested in Werth, who will be a Type A free agent at the end of the season.

–Bill Chastain