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Jayson Werth

Jayson Werth is a retired professional baseball player from the United States. Jayson Werth plays as an outfielder who played in the MLB from 2002 to 2017 playing for clubs such as the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Washington Nationals.

Early Life

Jayson Richard Gowan Werth, better known as Jayson Werth was born in Springfield, Illinois, in the United States of America. On the 20th of May 1979, he was born making his age 44 years old as of 2023. He holds an American nationality and has a birth sign of Taurus. Meanwhile, he belongs to a mixed ethnicity of Irish, and English descent while his religious belief is still missing.

He was born to his parents Kim Schofield and Jeff Gowan. Additionally, his father was also a collegiate baseball and football player and his mother competed in the U.S. Olympic trials in the long jump. As a child, Jayson grew up in a sports environment. Shortly after he was born, his parents got separated. Later, his mother married Dennis Werth, a retired baseball player. Meanwhile, Jayson used to practice catching in his backyard, with his stepfather using a pitching machine to help Werth block balls.

Education and Early Career

Moving to his academics, he attended the University of Georgia where he planned on playing college baseball. At the age of seven, he started playing baseball competitively. In 1993, his youth team, the Springfield Flame, placed third in the Sandy Koufax World Series. He was chosen for the US team at the Junior Pan American Games two years later. He batted.652 for Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois, in his final season, with 15 home runs, 56 runs batted in (RBI), and 27 stolen bases.

Professional Career

In the 1997 MLB Draft, Jayson Werth was picked by the Baltimore Orioles organization 22nd overall. He was a member of the Orioles’ farm system until 2001 when he was traded to the Blue Jays in exchange for John Bale. Werth made his MLB debut in 2002 with the Blue Jays and spent time in both the majors and minors until being traded to the Dodgers in 2004.

His time with the Dodgers was marred by injuries, including a torn ulnotriquetral ligament that kept him out for the entire 2006 season. He was signed as a free-agent bench player by the Phillies that winter. By the end of the 2008 season, he had established himself as an everyday outfielder for the Philadelphia, and he became the family’s fourth World Series champion.

Jayson Werth

Caption: Jayson Werth batting (Source: Sports Illustrated)

The following year, he was named to the All-Star Game and appeared in his second consecutive World Series, where he set a franchise postseason record with nine home runs in one postseason run. He was less successful in 2010, as the Phillies were defeated in the 2010 National League Championship Series by the San Francisco Giants.

He signed a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Nationals in December 2010. After a prolonged slump in his first season with the team and a second injury to his left wrist in his second, Werth returned in full in 2013 for one of the best seasons of his career, batting 318 with 25 home runs and 82 runs batted in.


His last few seasons in the major leagues were marred by injuries: he missed most of the 2015 season due to acromioclavicular joint surgery and another wrist fracture, and he missed several months of the 2017 season due to a hairline fracture in his foot.

He signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners in 2018 and appeared in 36 games for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers before retiring from baseball due to a hamstring injury. Moreover, he is now an organic farmer in Illinois.


During his baseball career, he has earned a couple of honors and recognitions. All-Star (2009), World Series champion (2008), and Washington Nationals Ring of Honor are some of his recognition and honor during his professional career as a baseball player.

Net Worth 2023

Being a former MLB star, he has earned his wealth widely throughout his career. His net worth is estimated at around $75 million while he has not revealed his salary and income.

Relationship Status

On January 8, 2000, Jayson Werth was married to Julia Werth. With the marriage, the couple has two sons; Jackson and while their other son’s name is unknown. Other than that, there is not much known about his past relationships.

Jayson Werth

Caption: Jayson Werth with his wife (Source: Pinterest)

Werth sparked outrage after pleading guilty to reckless driving on the Capital Beltway at 105 mph. He was also sentenced to five days in jail. There are currently no rumors about his life or career.

Body Measurements

This former baseball player stands 6 feet 5 inches tall (196 cm) and weighs around 106 kg (235 lbs). Additionally, he has a pair of dark brown eyes with dark brown hair color.

Social Media

Jayson Werth is not present on any social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at the moment.