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Nationals star outfielder/colorful character Jayson Werth had, how shall we put this, an eventful offseason. Between the shoulder pain and operation that has slowed his start here in spring training plus the brief five-day jail stay for driving too fast, it's hard to imagine many more interesting winters.

Werth isn't able to drive yet, or hit for that matter.

It isn't like he could fool anyone and take a car for a spin even if he wanted to (the 6-foot-6 frame and famed bushy beard are a dead giveaway). He'll re-apply for a restricted license when he returns home to Virginia. In the meantime, he's making progress on the field here, and will play outfield in a minor-league game Friday. But he still has a ways to go.

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