Juan Soto said an MRI on his left calf showed no damage after he left the Washington Nationals game on Sunday against the Miami Marlins due to strain, and he plans to take the situation day by day. day.
“Everything was fine,” Soto said. “We are going to be good. They said it was just a little tight, so I’ll just take a few days and see how it goes.
Soto wasn’t in Washington’s lineup on Monday, but he pinched in the eighth and tied on walks.
The 23-year-old star felt something tighten behind his left knee and in his calf after throwing a pitch into right field in the top of the third inning on Sunday. He came off after leading the goals and getting involved in a count late in the fourth.
“It didn’t feel so good, so I just made the decision to step out of the game and make sure everything was okay before I went on and made it worse,” Soto said. “You don’t want to get out of the game so easily. I want to be there, I want to give my 100%, so I wanted to try.
Soto entered Sunday on an eight-game hitting streak. It makes sense that the Nats are extra cautious with the face of the franchise, which they are trying to sign to a long-term contract.
His teammates were worried about Soto before he had the MRI, but he is already showing progress.
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“Today I feel better, and hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow too, and we’ll take it from there,” Soto said. “I’m just going to see how good it is.”
Washington opens a three-game series at NL East rival Philadelphia on Tuesday. Right-hander Jackson Tetreault won’t pitch against the Phillies after going on the 15-day injured list with a stress fracture in his right shoulder scapula.
Tétreault was dealing with some discomfort, then couldn’t get that arm really high after starting on Saturday and thought it was time to say something. His MRI showed much worse news than Soto’s.
“I would much rather fix this than continue to play with it and maybe not do well and end up hurting the team,” he said. “As much as I want to be there, it’s for the best.”
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