MLB News – San Diego Padres

Juan Soto accomplished a great deal in his time with Washington. San Diego hopes for similar results — for player and team. Padres Get Soto, Bell for Prospect Haul; Add Drury – The San Diego Padres have acquired superstar outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals, it was announced Tuesday. The price for the Padres is far from cheap. The return package going to the Nationals includes prospects left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore, outfielder Robert Hassell III, shortstop C.J. Abrams, outfielder James Wood and right-handed pitcher Jarlin Susana. Washington also gets first baseman/designated hitter Luke Voit. The Padres on Tuesday also executed an additional deal before the trade deadline, acquiring third baseman/utilityman Brandon Drury from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for shortstop prospect Victor Acosta, it was announced. Soto, a two-time All-Star who won this year’s Home Run Derby, enriches the Padres with a historically talented 23-year-old hitter whose early-career peers are almost all Hall of Famers. He will benefit greatly from joining shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and third baseman Manny Machado near the top of the Padres’ lineup. Read more at: (Jeff Passan/ESPN)

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