Washington Nationals Trade Juan Soto To San Diego Padres
Juan Soto is heading to Southern California.
According to ESPN, the San Diego Padres are set to acquire Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals. According to a tweet from MLB Network, the Padres are expected to send multiple players — MacKenzie Gore, CJ Abrams, Robert Hassell III, James Wood and Jarlin Susana — to the Washington Nationals. Eric Hosmer was originally part of the deal but declined to waive his no-trade clause. He was later traded to the Boston Red Sox.
Soto and first baseman Josh Bell join Fernando Tatis Jr., 23, and Manny Machado, 30, in San Diego.
The San Diego Padres are finalizing a deal to acquire superstar outfielder Juan Soto from Washington, sources tell ESPN.
One of the biggest deals in baseball history goes down, and it sends the 23-year-old to SD, where he will team with Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 2, 2022
Soto became available to teams after he and the Washington Nationals couldn’t agree to a contract extension earlier in the season. The Padres also recently acquired pitcher Josh Hader from the Milwaukee Brewers.
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