The Washington Nationals this week announced that they have traded their hitter Juan Soto and first baseman Josh bell to the San Diego Padres.
The 23 -year old Soto who is a two-time All-Star, is also the reigning champion of the Home Run Derby. The future Hall of Famer brings immense talent to the Padres at a time when they greatly need it.
As part of the deal, the Nationals are getting veteran first baseman and designated hitter Luke Voit, right-handed pitcher Jarlin Susana, outfielder Robert Hassell, left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore, shortstop C.J. Abrams and outfielder James Wood.
We set the bar very, very high, and one team exceeded it, and that’s the deal we made. Props to the San Diego Padres. They’re not afraid, and ownership’s not afraid and A.J. Preller’s not afraid, and they were aggressive and we made a deal that you call historical.
– Washington general manager Mike Rizzo
Choose DC Wishes Juan Soto and Josh Bell all the best with the Padres.
Courtesy – Washington Nationals, MLB