Updated at 11:30 p.m. with Werth's postgame quotes
Nationals manager Jim Riggleman met with Jayson Werth Friday afternoon, trying to get some clarity about what his right fielder meant two days earlier when he said "things need to change" with this struggling club.
According to Riggleman, the meeting produced a "very good conversation" during which Werth insisted he wasn't suggesting a change of managers and remains in step with his skipper.
"I'm not going to tell you what we said, but yeah, he's definitely on board," Riggleman said before Friday night's game against the Padres. "It was just a really good conversation. He had some ideas. I had some ideas. I think it was a very good conversation."
Werth's comments following Wednesday's loss in Milwaukee caused something of a stir back in Washington, gaining steam during the club's day off Thursday.
"I've got some ideas obviously, and some thoughts, none I really want to share with the world," the right fielder told reporters in Milwaukee. "I think it's pretty obvious what's going on around here."