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June 10, 2021 02:16 AM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Blasts eighth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, two walks and three total runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

The superstar outfielder put Washington on the board in the first inning, crushing a 423-foot two-run shot to center field. He went on to reach base twice more in the contest and scored two additional runs. Soto has put together a .279/.412/.461 slash line on the season, adding eight homers, 27 RBI and 32 runs.

June 6, 2021 09:32 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Triples in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI, one walk and two strikeouts in Sunday's 12-6 loss to the Phillies.

Soto's power surge continued Sunday, and he recorded his first triple of the season in the high-scoring contest. The right fielder has gone 7-for-21 with three home runs, a triple, nine RBI, six runs and five walks across his last six appearances.

June 4, 2021 11:48 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Smacks go-ahead homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win over Philadelphia.

The outfielder's third homer in the last four games put Washington ahead in the sixth inning. Soto's recent power surge has him at seven homers, 23 RBI, 29 runs scored and a stolen base through 184 plate appearances. He's slashing .280/.408/.447, and he's regularly hit in the No. 3 spot in the order in the last week.

June 3, 2021 09:00 AM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Goes yard again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Atlanta.

He took Drew Smyly deep in the fifth inning, giving Soto homers in back-to-back games to kick off June. The 22-year-old is looking a little more like himself lately at the plate, and over his last 12 games Soto is slashing .300/.451/.475.

June 2, 2021 05:28 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Breaks out in Tuesday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto went 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run, four runs scored and four RBI in Tuesday's 11-6 win over Atlanta.

His two-run blast off Grant Dayton in the eighth inning was Soto's first homer since May 19 and fifth of the season. The 22-year-old hadn't even collected an RBI in his last nine games, so Tuesday's outburst was long overdue. On the season, Soto is slashing .284/.407/.418, but those numbers could improve in a hurry if this performance signaled the start of a hot streak.

June 1, 2021 08:24 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: On base three times in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in Monday's loss to Atlanta.

The 22-year-old continues to get on base consistently even though the rest of his offensive game is lagging. Over his last 10 games, Soto has slashed .242/.405/.273 with one RBI and five runs, and only one of his eight hits (a double) has gone for extra bases.

May 30, 2021 12:44 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Batting leadoff Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto is batting leadoff and playing right field in Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Per Mark Zuckerman of, this is just the second time in Soto's career that he is batting leadoff. The change could be an attempt to help break the outfielder out of his funk at the plate, as he has just three hits (zero XBH) in his last 20 at-bats.

May 20, 2021 08:08 AM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Slugs fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Cubs.

His fifth-inning shot off Jake Arrieta proved to be the decisive run in the game. Soto snapped a 10-game homer drought with the blast, but a breakout was inevitable as the 22-year-old superstar looks to get back to his usual pace. On the season, Soto has an .833 OPS that sits almost 130 points below his career mark with four home runs and 15 RBI through 29 contests.

May 9, 2021 12:40 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Likely to play outfield next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Martinez said that Soto is expected to resume full-time duties in right field when Washington resumes National League play Tuesday against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

Though he was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Soto was limited to a pinch-hitting role during his first three games back while his strained shoulder wasn't quite 100 percent. He was able to re-enter the lineup Friday at Yankee Stadium as the Nationals' designated hitter before making his first start in right field since returning from the IL on Saturday. Soto is back at DH for Sunday's series finale with the Yankees, but Martinez suggested that was the plan all along for the 22-year-old, who didn't experience any setbacks Sunday while manning the outfield.

May 8, 2021 11:24 AM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Starting in right field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto is starting in right field and batting third in Saturday's game against the Yankees.

Soto returned to the lineup as the designated hitter Friday and went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, two runs and two strikeouts. Although he would have been eligible to DH again Saturday, Soto has now been cleared to play in the field and should be available to do so going forward.

May 9, 2021 01:40 AM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Homers in return to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto went 2-for-5 with a homer, two runs, two RBI and two strikeouts in Friday's 11-4 win over the Yankees.

Soto returned to the Nationals' lineup as the designated hitter in Friday's matchup, and he crossed the plate in the eighth inning before providing some insurance runs with his third homer of the season in the ninth inning. It's not yet clear when Soto will be cleared to return to the field, but he'll be eligible to serve as the designated hitter in each of the next two games.

May 7, 2021 06:32 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Cleared to serve as DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto (shoulder) will bat third and serve as the designated hitter Friday against the Yankees, Jessica Camerato of reports.

Soto returned from the injured list Tuesday but was limited to pinch-hit duty during the midweek series against Atlanta. He went 0-for-3 during his opportunities off the bench, but there should be little concern about his bat going forward, as he was able to swing without issues throughout his time on the injured list. When exactly Soto will be cleared to take the field remains to be seen, but the Nationals don't play in a National League park until Tuesday, so he still has a few more days before that will become a potential issue.

May 6, 2021 12:16 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Not starting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto (shoulder) remains out of the lineup for Thursday's game against Atlanta.

Soto was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday but still isn't throwing at 100 percent as he continues to recover from a left shoulder strain. Soto should be available as a pinch hitter once again Thursday, but Yadiel Hernandez will start in right field and bat second.

May 5, 2021 03:24 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Remains out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto (shoulder) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Though the Nationals activated Soto from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, he's still not throwing at 100 percent while he continues to recover from a strained left shoulder. That takes Soto out of the mix for making starts in the outfield for the time being, but he'll be available in a pinch-hitting capacity for the second night in a row. Expect Soto to remain out of the lineup again in Thursday's series finale, but he should be a fixture in the starting nine for the team's three-game weekend series in The Bronx, when the Nationals will have the designated-hitter spot at their disposal against the Yankees.

May 5, 2021 01:00 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Only hitting for now
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto struck out as a pinch hitter in his return to the lineup Tuesday, and he likely won't play the outfield for a few more days yet, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

The Nats want to make sure their young superstar has no issues throwing to every base before letting him resume defensive duties. "I don't think it's going to be anything I've got to worry about for the future," Soto said Tuesday. "I've got to just keep working hard and work on that specific part (of the shoulder), because they say everything else looks strong and is ready to go. So my whole shoulder is ready to go. It's just a little part; I've got to give a little more work on that part." The restriction will keep him on the bench for the team's current series against Atlanta, but Soto will be able to DH this weekend in an interleague series against the Yankees.

May 4, 2021 03:20 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Back but not starting
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list Tuesday but will be limited to bench duty in his first game back, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

Soto will wind up missing two weeks with a shoulder strain. Throwing was more of a problem for him than hitting, which could explain why he needs at least more more day before returning to the lineup, but the move suggests that the Nationals feel as though he's almost ready to be fully cleared. Yadiel Hernandez starts in right field Tuesday.

May 3, 2021 09:32 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Throwing from 120 feet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto (shoulder) is throwing from 120 feet Sunday and will need to practice throwing to bases before being cleared to return from the injured list, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

The 22-year-old resumed throwing Thursday, so he appears to be progressing quickly through the throwing program. Soto should continue his workouts during the scheduled off day Monday, and if all goes well there's a chance he will be activated for Tuesday's series opener versus Atlanta.

April 30, 2021 05:04 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Throwing but not yet activated
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto (shoulder) resumed throwing Thursday but was not activated from the injured list when first eligible Friday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Reports from earlier in the week cast doubt on Soto's ability to return after the minimum 10 days, as he'd yet to advance to throwing. While he's cleared that hurdle now, the Nationals evidently want to see how his shoulder responds to the activity before he returns to game action. He's been able to swing without pain the entire time he's been sidelined, so he shouldn't be particularly rusty at the plate once he's ready to go.

April 27, 2021 06:00 PM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Still not throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto (shoulder) feels fine while hitting but has yet to resume throwing, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Soto will be eligible to return Friday, though he could wind up requiring at least a couple more days on the sidelines. The fact that he's able to swing without pain doesn't actually represent progress, as he was reportedly able to do so before he landed on the injured list. The Nationals will want him to throw without issues and then take part in a game or two at the team's alternate training site before he returns to the active roster.

April 25, 2021 11:28 AM
Nationals' Juan Soto: Hits off tee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Soto (shoulder) hit from a tee Saturday and felt fine, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.comreports.

Soto had reportedly been progressing well in his recovery from a shoulder strain, but this marks his first baseball activity. Though it's not clear that he will return from the injured list when first eligible Friday, this news is a step in that direction.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Washington Nationals

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2020: NL Batting Champion