Juan Soto traded to San Diego Padres by the Nationals
Tue, Aug 2, 2022
MLB News (AP)
The bombshell move comes just ahead of Tuesday's 6 p.m. ET MLB trade deadline and shortly after Soto, 23, turned down a 15-year, $440 million contract extension from the Nationals earlier this month.
Soto - a generational talent - boasts a career OPS+ (160) that ranks higher than those of Hall of Famers such as Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Joe DiMaggio. He finished each of his first four seasons in the majors with an OPS better than .900 and finished each of the past three years in the top nine in MVP voting.'
It was reported Sunday that the Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals were the frontrunners in the race to acquire Soto, according to AP Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
This is a developing story.