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Werth prepared for his first game in Philly

By Rob Maaddi
AP Sports Writer / May 3, 2011

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PHILADELPHIA—Jayson Werth was prepared for whatever reception fans in Philadelphia want to give him in his first game back since leaving for Washington.

Werth, a key member of the Phillies' 2008 World Series championship team, signed a $126 million, seven-year deal with the Nationals during the offseason. He spent four seasons in Philadelphia and developed into an All-Star outfielder after nearly giving up on baseball because of a wrist injury.

Werth was booed loudly by a large contingent of Phillies fans who made the trip to Washington when the teams met early in the season. He was a popular player during his time in Philadelphia, and spoke fondly of the fans.

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