The Washington Nationals are open to trade offers for Juan Soto after the star outfielder turned down their most recent long-term contract offer.
According to sources,
Soto turned down a 15-year, $440 million contract that would have been the largest in baseball history.
Soto previously told ESPN that he turned down a 13-year, $350 million offer prior to the offseason lockout.
Soto stated that he will be a free agent after the 2024 season.
The contract would have kept Soto as a National until his 38th birthday, effectively locking him in for the rest of his career
Soto, who was named an All-Star for the second straight season, is hitting a career-low. In 2022, he batted 247 times with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs in 89 games.
Soto is currently earning $17.1MM this season, with two more arbitration raises in his final two seasons.
He'll easily make more than $29.33MM AAV in his final season before free agency if he stays healthy.
He will also compete in the Home Run Derby on Monday.
MLB's trade deadline is August 2.
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