Nats’ Juan Soto lands on injured checklist with strained shoulder
The Washington Nationals haven’t been capable of get proper since their season-opening collection towards the New York Mets was postponed because of COVID-19 points affecting Washington.
That pattern continued on Tuesday when the Nationals positioned star outfielder Juan Soto on the 10-day injured checklist with a strained left shoulder. The 22-year-old was initially set to play towards the St. Louis Cardinals till Washington confirmed the roster transfer roughly an hour earlier than the matchup.
Washington recalled outfielder Yadiel Hernandez to switch Soto on the roster and began Andrew Stevenson in proper discipline versus St. Louis.
Per Jessica Camerato of the official MLB web site, Soto slashed .300/.410/.460 with a .870 OPS in his first 14 video games earlier than the harm. He has two residence runs and eight RBI on the marketing campaign.
Camerato added that beginning pitchers Jon Lester (COVID-19 protocols) and Stephen Strasburg (proper shoulder irritation), in addition to reduction pitchers Luis Avilan, Will Harris, and Wander Suero had been already on the IL earlier than Tuesday’s growth. Supervisor Dave Martinez confirmed on Monday that Avilan has elected to bear Tommy John surgical procedure to restore a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament.
Washington started Tuesday evening at 5-9 total and in final place within the Nationwide League East standings.