The plan was to have Werth play in a few games at Triple-A Potomac this past week, but he was lifted after just three innings and two at-bats Wednesday. Johnson said the organization has decided to rest Werth for the time being after looking at recent results of a second MRI.
"I think he was rushing it," Johnson said. "Hearing from Jayson, he felt like with something wrong with his hammy, it's a light strain, that he could play through it. He started to realize that your hamstring's going to take a little more time. He doesn't want something to happen to him like it happened to Wilson Ramos. So we'll take a step back on it."
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