Washington Nationals star Juan Soto has returned from the injured list following his coronavirus diagnosis, the MLB World Series champions announced.
Soto has been sidelined since testing positive for COVID-19 prior to the Nationals' season opener against the New York Yankees last month.
The Nationals reinstated Soto on Tuesday, though the 21-year-old – available as a pinch-hitter – was not in the line-up to face the New York Mets.
"He's getting there," Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. "I just want to make sure we keep him healthy."
"I talked to him last night, and he really felt like he probably could use another day or two," Martinez said. "He said his legs felt a little heavy, his arm was a little sore.
"He missed a lot of time, so we want to make sure when he's here now, that he's here to help us every day and that he doesn't get injured."
Prior to Tuesday's clash against the Mets, the Nationals were 3-4 in the National League.