Ever since summer training started for the Nationals, one of the main questions surrounding the team revolved around their absent superstar left fielder.
Along with Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles, Juan Soto has yet to report to summer training ahead of a 60-game sprint that will act as Washington's first World Series title defense. The 21-year-old went into isolation on July 7 after coming in contact with a teammate who tested positive for coronavirus. The team revealed two unnamed players tested positive on July 5.
Now, it appears Soto's return is approaching, as he hinted Wednesday night on Instagram that he's "coming tomorrow."
Soto's return will surely be a welcomed sight by his teammates. With Anthony Rendon gone via free agency, Soto is now the lineup's centerpiece. He'll need to produce at the level he did last year, if not better, to give the Nats' stellar pitching staff the run support they need.
In 2019, Soto posted a .282/.401/.548 slash line with 34 home runs, 110 RBI and 32 doubles. He came in ninth in the MVP vote and on top of it all, delivered a number of clutch hits in the postseason to help deliver his team a championship.
Now that he's back, let's hope he can no further complications arise and he can remain with the team all season long, no matter how short it may be.
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Juan Soto hints at returning to Nationals summer training on Instagram originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington