Jayson Werth is officially retiring.

The large bearded one who meant so much to the Nationals for so many years is finally calling it quits. According to Werth, in a recent interview with FanCred Sports’ Jon Heyman, Werth indicated that he’s done all he can do in the sport of baseball. Youth is served, as always.

Werth came into the league in 1997 as a 1st round selection of the Baltimore Orioles. Twenty-two seasons of minor and big league ball later, it’s time to say goodbye.


After what would prove to be his final season with the Nats in 2017, Werth signed with the Seattle Mariners. There, he was assigned to their Triple-A affiliate, the Tacoma Rainiers.

Unfortunately, Werth was unable to get healthy. He battled hamstring problems among other minor health concerns, and as such, the writing appeared clearly on the wall. There was no way to overcome those health issues and still be productive at the highest level.