Nationals agree in principle to trade Juan Soto, Josh Bell to Padres

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Though Juan Soto was speculated to land in St. Louis, on Tuesday Morning Jon Morosi reported for the MLB Network that the Washington Nationals and Padres have agreed in principle on a trade that will send Soto and Josh Bell to San Diego.

Morosi further reports that the Nationals are set to receive shortstop C.J. Abrams, outfielders Robert Hassell III and James Wood, right-handed pitcher Jarlin Susana, and left-handed pitcher Mackenzie Gore.

The Nationals are also getting 32-year-old first baseman Eric Hosmer in the deal. Hosmer is signed through the 2025 season, per Ken Rosenthal.

Soto shocked the baseball world in July by rejecting a 15-year, $440 million extension offer from the Nationals, which would have made him the highest-paid player in MLB history. Soto still has more than two seasons of control before hitting free agency following the 2024 season.

The Nationals may not be done yet, as the MLB trade deadline doesn't arrive until Tuesday at 6 p.m. Stay tuned to 106.7 The Fan and TheFanDC.com for the latest as it breaks.