Washington star outfielder Juan Soto ended Sunday’s loss to the Miami Marlins with a left calf injury, the Nationals announced. He had an MRI after the game.
The injury appeared to occur in the third inning when Soto pointed his calf after taking a throw from the outfield. Soto was then knocked out in round four.
“We’ll reevaluate it and see what happens,” manager Dave Martinez told reporters after the game.
Soto has been hot recently before his injury. The outfielder had an eight-game hitting streak before getting caught out twice on Sunday.
Soto’s absence won’t help Washington either. The Nationals are currently dead last in Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador with a 29-52 record.
“Oh, yeah, it’s terrifying, obviously,” Nationals first baseman Josh Bell said. “I’m crossing my fingers that it’s not too, too time-consuming. We will see. I know he’ll probably get the results here soon. I know we are all holding our breath for him. I guess time will tell.
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