Bill Ladson

Worth noting

•  Werth was back in the starting lineup Sunday, hitting third against Atlanta. Werth has been dealing with right shoulder issues after making a catch against the Phillies at Nationals Park last week. The injury grew worse as the Nationals played a 13-inning game against the Mets on Thursday.

"It's an AC joint. First, it was bothering me while I was swinging, and it progressively got worse every day," Werth said.

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