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Soto day-to-day with forearm inflammation

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New York Yankees star outfielder Juan Soto is dealing with forearm inflammation, the club announced Friday.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he expects Soto to avoid the injured list and that he could be available as early as Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Bryan Hoch of

Soto was forced to leave Thursday's win over the Minnesota Twins with forearm discomfort and underwent an MRI, which revealed the inflammation.

"In the grand scheme of things, we got some good news," Boone added when asked about Soto's injury.

The 25-year-old said Thursday the issue's been bothering him for at least a week.

"It's not any specific activity," Soto said, according to Jared Schwartz of the New York Post. "It's kind of funny that it doesn't hurt me whenever I throw or hit. It's more like soreness that I feel with any kind of move that I make with my arm. But definitely it doesn't stop me from doing anything baseball-wise in the field."

Soto's been one of the best offensive players in baseball in his first season in New York, helping the Yankees to the league's best record at 45-19.

The three-time All-Star is slashing .318/.424/.603 with 17 home runs, 49 runs scored, and 53 RBIs across 64 games this season.

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