Nats’ Werth to serve jail time for reckless driving

( – Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was found
guilty of reckless driving and was sentenced to 10 days in jail Friday,
according to multiple reports.

Werth also had his driver’s license suspended for six months and was fined
$1,000. The incident occurred on the Capital Beltway in Fairfax County,
Virginia on July 6, with Werth clocked at 105 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Werth’s attorney stated that he will appeal the judge’s sentence. According to
Washington television station WRC, it is likely that Werth will only have to
serve half of his given sentence.

Werth, who signed a seven-year contract with the Nationals on Dec. 5, 2010,
compiled a .292 batting average with 16 home runs and 82 RBI over 147 games
last season.

The Illinois native was a member of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia
Phillies and owns a career batting average of .276 with 186 home runs and 659
RBI. Werth also has posted a .246 batting average, 14 homers and 27 RBI in 53
postseason appearances.