The New York Yankees acquired outfielder Juan Soto from the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
This is what the MLB Network learned.
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The Bronx Bombers also got their hands on center fielder Trent Grisham. They gave away gunners Michael King, Jhony Brito and Randy Vasquez, receiver Kyle Higashioka, as well as prospect Drew Thorpe to the California team.
Soto has been playing in major league baseball since 2018, having spent the first four and a half years of his career in the uniform of the Washington Nationals. The man who earned three invitations to the All-Star Game and won four Silver Sticks could become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2024 campaign.
Last year, the Dominican Republic native had a .275 batting average, had 125 hits, including 35 home runs, and drove in 109 runs in 162 games.
Soto joined the Padres via trade in 2022, after refusing a contract extension offer from the Nats. The offer would have been for 15 years and worth $440 million.
For his part, Grisham played 153 games with the Padres last year. The 27-year-old posted a .198 plate average and hit 13 long balls.
This is the second transaction in as many days for the Yankees. The day before, they obtained outfielder Alex Verdugo from the Boston Red Sox.
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