Bill Ladson

With Werth out, Nats to rotate left fielders

With Werth out, Nats to rotate left fielders

CINCINNATI -- With Jayson Werth expected to be out for at least two months because of two small fractures in his left wrist, manager Matt Williams plans to use a rotation in left field that includes Michael Taylor, Tyler Moore and Clint Robinson.

Williams did not rule out sticking with a player who is hot at the plate, although as of now those three have been inconsistent.

"We are going to look at matchups and try to figure out what the best plan that particular day is," Williams said. "I imagine that it will be roughly the same. Of course, if someone gets hot, we can make that adjustment, too. For right now we keep it as is."

Of the three, Taylor is the one considered part of the future.

"[Taylor] is an extremely talented player. He has proven at every level that he belongs as an everyday big league player," general manager Mike Rizzo said. "I think you have seen glimpses of it. Once he gets in a regular routine of playing every day in the big leagues, you will see a guy that's going to play good defense with power and run the bases. He'll steal you a base. He's athletic. It's a good skill set to have."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.