In addition to a sore shoulder that has been bothering him for the past few weeks and led to another scratch from the Nats lineup on Tuesday (he left the clubhouse at Citi Field in street clothes), it seems Jayson Werth also has speeding problems.
According to a search of Fairfax County General District Court in the Virginia General District Court Online Case Information System, Werth was pulled over in Fairfax County, VA on July 6 and charged with reckless driving for doing 105 in a 55, and had a court date this past Friday (August 8) that has been continued until November 12. We don't know our Virginia traffic laws very well; but can't reckless driving offenses can lead to jail time in VA?
Thankfully that's not where he was headed on Tuesday after leaving the Nats clubhouse in street clothes, because Matt Williams says he's available off the bench tonight:
Jayson Werth will be available off the bench tonight, per MW.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 12, 2014
Unlike Yasiel Puig's arrest in Florida in January for doing 110 in a 70, there is no video showing Werth getting pulled over in pink jorts, so you'll just have to settle for this photo of one of Werth's Porsches in the players lot at Nationals Park back in 2011. Just imagine if this had been Bryce Harper instead of Werth...
Slow down, Jayson!
(Photo of Werth above via MASN Sports.com video on YouTube)