Jayson Werth is ready to incorporate the home run ball into his game a bit more this season and has already begun taking steps in that direction.
Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post reports that Werth is currently using his "homer bat" this spring—a bat which is one ounce heavier than the bat he used last season upon returning from wrist surgery.
Werth might be back to using the heavier bat now, but there are factors that will go a long way in determining whether he is capable of using the bat in the regular season.
He knows it will be a struggle, but Werth has said the "homer bat" is his preferred choice (via Kilgore): "It might still be too heavy once we get to the season. That’s the bat I usually hit all the homers with. That’s the bat I want to use."