Juan Soto was traded to the San Diego Padres

Los San Diego Padres logarron fichar al jardinero superestrella Juan Soto y al primer base Josh Bell en un cambio con los Washington Nationalsthat he announced on Tuesday.

El precio de los Padres está lejos de ser barato. El paquete de regreso que va a los Nacionales includes a los prospectos lançador zurdo MacKenzie Gorethe gardener Robert Hassell IIIel campocorto CJ Abramsthe gardener James Wood y el láncador diestro Jarlin Susana. Washington también obtenie al primera base/batador designated Luke Voit.

La versión original del trato no se pudo executor después que el primera base de San Diego Eric Hosmer se negó a eliminar a Washington de su lista de no cambios y, en cambio, los Padres los Enviaron a los Medias Rojas de Boston, dijeron fuentes a ESPN.

Soto, two-time All-Star who won the Home Run Derby this year, will enrich the Padres with a historically talented 23-year-old batsman whose teammates at the beginning of his career are almost all members of the Hall of Fame.

Se beneficiará mucho de unirse al campocorto Fernando Tatis Jr. y el tercera base Manny Machado Cerca de la Cima de la Alineación de los Padres.

“Es bastante impresente tener esos tres tipos de muchachos en un equipo en la misma alineación,” he said Wil Myers, el jugador con más tiempo en los Padres, a los periodistas el martes. “Emocionado de ver a ese trío, con suerte en la próxima semana o dos”.

Tatis, que está cerca de regresar de una fractura en la muñeca izquierda, podría tardar entre 10 días y dos semanas en ser aggregate a la lista activa.

El camino desde que Soto rejected a recent contract offer of 15 years and $440 million from the Nationals until reaching an agreement with the Padres was quick and linear. Los Nacionales no quería subir su oferta. San Diego, Los Angeles Dodgers y los St. Louis Cardinals coincidieron mejor con el deseo de Washington de jóvenes talentos.

Both the interested teams and the observers considered the opportunity to exchange a player of Soto’s caliber as a once-in-a-generation event, although most of the teams did not have the necessary talent before entering the fight for a star that did not go. a llegar a la agency libre hasta después de la temporada 2024.

Aunque el control del club puede resultar atractivo para los Padres, lo más importante es lo que mejor sabe hacer: batear. Y eso lo hace tan bien como cualquiera en el juego. Soto’s .246 batting average this season is well below his career average of .291, leading the major leagues in bases and home runs (21).

También viene de un gran mes de July cuando batéó .315/.495/.616 con seis jonrones.

En Soto, they received a bat with one eye and one power out of the common: the golden combination that could bring a man a rechazar $440 million. Since his 19-year-old debut, Soto has been a revelation batting average, compiling numbers of .291/.426/.537 with 119 home runs, 358 RBIs, 464 bases on balls and 414 strikeouts.

Ayudó a llevar a los Nacionales a su primer campeonato en 2019 e, incluso como Bryce Harper y Max Scherzer y Trea Turner y Anthony Rendon se fue a través de la agency libre o intercambios, Soto permaneció, se esperaba que llevara el manto de la organización.

Bell is batting a personal record of .301 with 14 home runs and 57 runs batted in in his second season with the Nationals. After his first five seasons in the MLB with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he received a nomination for the 2019 All-Star Game and has a career batting average of .266 with 127 home runs and 454 RBIs.

Bell, 29 years old, is signed until this season.

The noticia del intercambio se sintió de immediato en Caesars Sportsbook, con las probabilitas de San Diego de ganar la Serie Mundial mejorando de +2000 a +800. In addition, the odds of the Padres winning the National League pennant changed from +800 to +400.

Los Nacionales have the worst record of the majors with 35-69 and have lost four of five games until Monday.

Voit, 31 years old, who also plays first base, is hitting .225 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs this season. Before joining the Padres this season, Voit spent four seasons with the New York Yankees and two with the Cardinals. He has 86 career home runs with 251 RBIs and a .258 batting average.

Gore, quien actualmente se encuentra en la lista de lesionados de 15 días con dolor en el codo, se agregó recentente al bullpen de los Padres. The 23-year-old southpaw made his debut this season after being placed among the best pitcher prospects in the game since he was selected in the first round of the 2017 draft.

Estuvo exceptional at the beginning of the season, with a mark of 4-1 and an effectiveness of 1.50 in his first nine games, including all openings. But he made two consecutive appearances out of the bullpen después de que San Diego made the transition from a rotation of six men to a body of five men.

Gore se fue después de hacer solo 35 lanzuzos en una salida contra los Tigres el 25 de julio, y la velocidad de su recta en ese juego (92.7 mph) fue más de 2 mph por debajo del average de la temporada. Sus 70 entries launched this season are 19⅔ more than what he launched in 2021, and he was on the way to surpass his career record in the minors of 101 entries.

Abrams, who is 21 years old and was the sixth pick of the 2019 draft, is batting .232 with two home runs and 11 RBIs this season and .314 with seven home runs and 28 RBIs in Triple-A. El Paso.

Hassell, who is 20 years old and was the eighth pick of the 2020 draft, is batting .299 with 10 home runs and 55 runs batted in at High-A Fort Wayne.

Wood, a 19-year-old outfielder selected in the second round of last year’s draft, is hitting .321 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs in Class A Lake Elsinore.

The Associated Press contributed a este informe.

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