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Wire Taps: Adam Eaton undergoes surgery; Matt Wieters exits with injury; Is Juan Soto top-5 prospect?

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the second of three with the D-backs in Chase Field.

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MLB: Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Well, at least we know where Adam Eaton is now.

Here’s what’s phresh in Phoenix.

Adam Eaton has surgery on left ankle
The surgeon who has operated on Steph Curry and Kevin Durant operated on Adam Eaton, finding a chondral flap out of place. The good news is that the problem is gone. The bad news is that the Nats have no clue as to when Eaton will be back.

The Nats need to score runs to save their starters' W-L records
If the Nationals scored more, they would win. It sounds overly simplistic, but it's really the only thing holding the team back right now, oddly, and it's certainly hurting their pitchers' stock.

Red-hot Nationals’ prospect Juan Soto promoted to Class AA Harrisburg
Soto could be in the majors by the end of the 2019 season, thanks to his spot-on understanding of the strike zone and crazy power.

Nationals' Adam Eaton undergoes arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle
The team apparently expects him back this season, but then again, they expected him back on April 15th as well.

Stark: Five ideas that could help put the action back in baseball – The Athletic
Nobody is hitting anymore. Everybody is striking out. What's a commissioner to do?

Eaton has surgery to remove cartilage flap from ankle
As it turns out, Adam Eaton's minor ankle injury was not minor whatsoever.

Wieters departs with apparent injury
Wieters' leg buckled and immediately ended his night after he shot a single up the middle.

Unsung heroes in the National League East
"Wilmer Difo has... thrived since shifting to the No. 9 spot, and... wasn't much of a factor until now."

Juan Soto promoted to Double-A
Juan Soto promptly drove in four runs in his Double-A debut. He may be good, everyone.

Matt Wieters leaves with apparent leg injury
Wieters singled and then pulled up, pointing to his leg. Sigh.

Who Is Major League Baseball's Ace: Clayton Kershaw Or Max Scherzer?
Kershaw: Dominant and injured. Scherzer: Dominant and not clutch in October.

Is Juan Soto a top-five prospect?
Most people had Soto in Double-A by August. He's been so phenomenal that writers are re-writing their lists, with Soto (gulp) hopping Robles.

Juan Soto and Telmito Agustin are turning heads
Soto, well, most people in baseball know about him by now. Telmito Agustin is apparently an incredible find as the Nats signed him for essentially nothing. (Carter Kieboom, on the other hand, isn't doing so hot.)