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Jayson Werth to undergo shoulder surgery today

Jayson Werth to undergo shoulder surgery today

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will undergo surgery on the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder on Friday and will require two to three months of rehabilitation, which could put the veteran's availability for opening day in jeopardy. Werth originally hurt his right shoulder — diagnosed as AC joint inflammation — in August, missed a week and needed a cortisone shot to relieve the pain. The shoulder joint inflammation affected Werth's range of motion and forced him to adjust his swing to avoid the pain. Werth still hit .338 with six homers and 19 RBIs the final six weeks of the regular season. Werth's surgery comes late in the offseason....