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Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg shut down from activity; Juan Soto dominates; Nationals sign boatload of picks...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and enjoy your off day after a fun series in New York... well at least the second game was fun...

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So, Juan Soto might be good.

Here’s what’s topical in Toronto:

Scoreless streak ends at 19 innings (MASN)
Adam Eaton's leadoff double set the table for Anthony Rendon, who mercifully put our misery to an end.

Juan Soto homers twice as Nats beat Yankees (
"At 19 years old and 231 days, Soto became the youngest player with a multihomer game since Andruw Jones (19 years, 121 days) went deep twice for the Braves on Aug. 22, 1996. Soto also became the youngest player to homer in the regular season in the Bronx since Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. went deep twice at the original Yankee Stadium on May 30, 1989."

Nationals Re-sign Rafael Bautista (MLBTR)
Bautista tore his ACL and LCL, and had a spot on the 40-man — but ultimately was occupying space that needed to be filled, so the Nats re-negotiated with Bautista.

Stephen Strasburg, Jeremy Hellickson do not travel with the Nationals on road trip (WaPo)
The Nats have shut down Stephen Strasburg from baseball activities until his shoulder has healed, and Jeremy Hellickson is throwing some. Meanwhile, they'll need a fifth starter for Tuesday against Baltimore.

Erick Fedde, the Nationals’ top pitching prospect, to start Wednesday against the Yankees (WaPo)
Fedde struggled somewhat last season, but his velocity returned this year — and this time around, he may find himself a regular roster spot, despite a high ERA in Syracuse.

Injured Stephen Strasburg remains shut down (
"He's working out at home," manager Dave Martinez said. "We're going to take it day to day and see where he's at. Get his strength back, number one, and then we'll go from there."

Nats agree to terms with 22 first-year draft selections (MASN)
The Nats signed 22 of their 2018 Draft picks. Lots of talent entering the organization...