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Nationals’ Juan Soto leaves game with left hamstring injury

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto left the game at the end of the fourth inning of the team’s 7-4 loss against the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Soto, who recorded two walks in the game, suffered from a left hamstring injury after catching a rundown in the bottom of the fourth.

Soto seemed to initially hurt his hamstring when he collided into the outfield wall while chasing Bryan de la Cruz’s leadoff double in the third inning.

“He went up to hit (in the fourth) and said it was fine. All of a sudden, he ran and said it was tightening up on him,” said Nationals manager Davey Martinez during the post-game interview.

Soto is expected to be re-evaluated to shed more light on the injury. Currently, the Dominican star has been the lone bright spot for the cellar-dweller Nationals, with a slash line of .226/.382/.449 with 15 home runs and 33 RBIs in 274 at-bats.

John Carlo A. Villaruel is an international sports journalist. His work has been published in Fox, Cebu Daily News, VAVEL, and several other publications across North America, Europe, and Asia. John is a huge fan of MLB and basketball and has been writing sports content for the past five years.

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