Padres’ Juan Soto hits 910 feet of home runs amid trade speculation

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By Usa Express Daily


If teams want to spend for Juan Soto, his price is escalating.

The San Diego Padres star blasted a pair of home runs Friday night that traveled a combined 910 feet in Detroit.

In Soto’s first at-bat, he launched a solo home run to give San Diego an early 1-0 lead. 

That one traveled 447 feet, a preview of what was to come.

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Juan Soto of the San Diego Padres celebrates after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park July 21, 2023, in Detroit.  (Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)

Two innings later, Soto came up to the dish again, this time with a man on base, and his second blast made the first one look like a Little League homer.

Soto hit a 463-foot opposite field home run at Comerica Park to give the Padres a 5-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in the third inning.

Soto, naturally, was walked for the MLB-leading 93rd time his third plate appearance.

Juan Soto celebrates

Juan Soto of the San Diego Padres smiles in the dugout after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park July 21, 2023, in Detroit.  (Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old outfielder was traded to the Padres last year in a blockbuster deal, and he helped them to the NLCS last year.

San Diego improved its already stacked roster by inking shortstop Xander Bogaerts to an 11-year, $280 million deal. The Padres also inked third baseman Manny Machado to an 11-year, $350 million extension, the fourth-largest in MLB history.

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Despite all the moves, they have been one of baseball’s biggest disappointments.

Boasting a payroll of over $256 million with All-Stars all over the diamond, the Padres sit in fourth place in the NL West, entering play on Friday at 46-51.

The Padres have not decided whether they will sell at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. If they do, Soto is considered a top candidate to move.

Juan Soto homer

San Diego Padres left fielder Juan Soto hits a solo home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Reese Olson in the first inning at Comerica Park.  (Lon Horwedel/USA Today Sports)

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Soto isn’t exactly playing like the MVP candidate he was expected to be. He’s hitting .266 this season after hitting .242 last year. He has 42 extra-base hits this year (23 doubles, 19 homers), and his .420 on-base percentage entering Friday is second-best in the majors.



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