Sport Juan Soto cleared to return following negative coronavirus tests

20:00  29 july  2020
20:00  29 july  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Nationals' Juan Soto could be cleared by MLB soon?

  Nationals' Juan Soto could be cleared by MLB soon? Juan Soto appears to be inching closer to a return after being sidelined due to a positive coronavirus test. © Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports After taking two additional tests, Juan Soto could be cleared to return if both tests return negative results. According to Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post, Soto received a lab-confirmed negative test result on Saturday. That test result was independent of MLB’s official protocol, but Soto has been tested twice by the league on Thursday and Friday. If both of those results come back negative, he could receive clearance to return.

Juan Soto has not been able to play for the Washington Nationals yet this season after he tested positive for the coronavirus, but the slugger was finally cleared to return on Wednesday.

a baseball player holding a bat: Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto has finally cleared coronavirus protocol. © Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto has finally cleared coronavirus protocol.

Soto has tested negative for COVID-19 enough times for Major League Baseball to give him the green light, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

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Soto tested positive for the coronavirus on Opening Day, and he has had several negative tests since. He was reportedly frustrated with the league’s testing process, and there were some questions about whether his initial test could have been a false positive since he was asymptomatic and had multiple negative tests not long after testing positive.

Soto hit .282 with 34 home runs, 110 RBI and an OPS of .949 last year. The 21-year-old recently spoke about how difficult it was for him to get his swings in during the quarantine. The Nationals are off to a 1-4 start and have scored two or less runs in their four losses, so they could use Soto’s bat back in the middle of their lineup.

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The plan had been for the Phillies to resume play on Saturday. Whether that is now in jeopardy isn’t known. The organization has already dealt with some infections earlier this year, but managed to avoid further spread within the club.This is worrisome news on several levels. First and foremost, it’s concerning to see two more individuals in the game carrying this disease. Hopefully they’ll both make a swift and full recovery.Beyond that, it’s obviously concerning to see that spread (presumably) occurred between the teams.

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