Jayson Werth named National League Player of the Month for July

Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was named National League Player of the Month for July. Major League Baseball made the announcement this afternoon.

Werth hit .367 (33-for-90) in July with two doubles, seven home runs, 22 RBI, 17 runs scored, 15 walks and two stolen bases to earn the first monthly citation of his 12-year big league career.

The 34 year-old Werth led the National League in OPS (1.072), on-base percentage (.450) and RBI in July, while also ranking among the Senior Circuit’s top five in homers (tied 2nd), batting average (second) and slugging percentage (fifth, .622).

Werth - the first Nationals position player to be named NL Player of the Month since the club’s DC arrival in 2005 - is batting .328 with a .966 OPS in 50 games since being reinstated from the 15-Day Disabled List on June 4.