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Nationals activate Max Scherzer, Jayson Werth from 10-day disabled list

Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 07: Starting pitcher Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals throws to a Miami Marlins batter in the first inning at Nationals Park on August 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have activated starter Max Scherzer and outfielder Jayson Werth from the 10-day disabled list. Outfielders Andrew Stevenson and Rafael Bautista were optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. Infielder Stephen Drew was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Scherzer, 33, was placed on the 10-day DL retroactive to August 15 with inflammation on the left side of his neck. The right-hander returns with a 12-5 record, a 2.25 ERA, and a 220/39 K/BB ratio in 160 1/3 innings. Scherzer will start on Monday night against the Marlins.

Werth, 38, has been out since early June with a left foot contusion, suffered when he fouled a ball off of his foot. Prior to the injury, he was batting .262/.367/.446 with eight home runs and 18 RBI in 196 plate appearances.

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