The Washington Nationals have put star slugger Juan Soto on the COVID-19 injured list just hours before they face the New York Yankees on opening day
HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer
July 23, 2020, 6:58 PM
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WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto tested positive for COVID-19 and was put on the injured list Thursday, forcing him to miss the start of the pandemic-delayed season.
“You feel bad for him. He’s a great player. The fans want to see him. And it affects our lineup,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said as he announced Soto’s test less than five hours before the 2019 World Series champions were scheduled to