"I think he could have played last night," Williams said. "I got a text from him this morning, and he said he was ready to go. I said, 'Yes, sir,' and I put his name in the lineup."
Werth was able to pinch-hit in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 3-0 loss, flying out to Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com 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.