Werth (shoulder) will be re-evaluated on Friday to determine whether he can ramp up his rehab, the Washington Post reports. "Once you hit eight weeks [post-surgery], you can start to evaluate. Can we start throwing? Can we start hitting?" Werth said Tuesday. "Everybody is different. Itís getting a lot better."
Werth was restricted to conditioning drills on Thursday, but says he's anticipating being able to ramp up his rehab from shoulder surgery late next week, the Washington Post reports. "You got to err on the side of caution," Werth said. "You come back too early and then you have a setback or something like that so itís a fine line. But our trainers and doctors are on top of it. I feel like I have a good sense of where Iím at and where I want to be so itís just a time thing."
Escobar has had some hiccups, but mostly looked good defensively in his transition to second base, the Washington Post reports. "Iím asking that people have a bit of patience with me," Escobar said on Thursday. "Iím getting a little bit more confidence every day. Itís new to me in my career. I want to do my best."
Span said that he's fully recovered from hernia surgery in December, but he'll be eased into game action during the Grapefruit League slate, the Nationals' official site reports. "I'm not in a rehab mode. So I've been working out. I've been hitting, throwing, fielding. I've been doing everything," Span said. "From what has been communicated to me, we are going to take it slow, just be smart and realize that it's a long camp."
McLouth's shoulder felt good after a batting practice session on Saturday, and he expects to be fully recovered from his labrum surgery before Opening Day, the Washington Post reports. "Strength-wise, as far as working out, Iím pretty much at 100 percent," McLouth said. "But itís still building up the arm and the amount of swings is where Iím at. But everything Iíve done so far feels fine."