Nats OF Juan Soto Leaves Game Early With Right Calf Cramp
Ruling NL batting champion Juan Soto left Washington’s 7-3 presentation misfortune against the Miami Marlins in the main inning Thursday with what director Dave Martinez said was an issue in his correct calf.
“I would not like to take any risks,” Martinez said.
The Nationals slugger drew an 11-pitch stroll from Sixto Sánchez with one out in the highest point of the first.
Soto remained in to run while the following two players were resigned.
He at that point was supplanted in right field in the base portion of the inning by Gerardo Parra.
“Said he didn’t feel it until he got to initially base. He thought it disappeared, yet when he returned to the hole, he said it was troubling him, so we took him out,” Martinez said. “We’ll reconsider tomorrow. He said he felt fine, yet I need to ensure that he gets treatment when we see him tomorrow.”
The 22-year-old Soto batted .351 last season, with 13 homers, 37 RBIs and a 1.185 OPS in 47 games during the pandemic-abbreviated season.
First day of the season of the 2021 baseball season is seven days away; Washington has the New York Mets around evening time on April 1.
“We’ve actually got a few days left. We can do some various things to keep them prepared similar to the swing and things of that nature,” Martinez said. “However, we need to ensure this doesn’t turn into a greater issue.”