Washington Nationals Player News: All Positions

News: Soto is isolating away from the rest of his teammates after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Impact: There hasn't been any indication that Soto has tested positive for the virus himself, but league protocols will keep him off the field for now. It remains to be seen when he'll be able to return and to what extent his absence will affect his preparation for the upcoming season.
News: Denaburg (shoulder) said Tuesday that he expects to resume throwing bullpen sessions in the next three weeks, Byron Kerr of MASNSports.com reports.
Impact: The 2018 first-round pick has been pleased thus far with how he's progressed since undergoing arthroscopic right shoulder surgery last October. Denaburg plans to gradually increase his long-toss distance off flat ground through the end of July, and then get back on the mound for the first time since last summer. If the 20-year-old can steer clear of any major setbacks in his throwing program during the upcoming offseason, he should head into the 2021 minor-league season at full strength.