11:03am: Hosmer has 10-team no-trade protection and has yet to sign off on the deal, tweets Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Dennis Lin of the Athletic confirms the Nationals are one of the clubs to which Hosmer can block a trade. However, Heyman notes there’s a general belief they’ll find a way to get the deal across the finish line regardless.
10:57am: Eric Hosmer is headed to the Nationals as a means of offsetting salary, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter).
10:53am: There’ll also be one more major league player going from San Diego to Washington, tweets Jeff Passan of ESPN.
10:50am: Left-hander MacKenzie Gore is also in the deal, reports Jim Bowden of the Athletic (Twitter link).
10:47am: The Padres and Nationals are in agreement on a deal that sends Soto and first baseman Josh Bell to San Diego, Morosi reports. San Diego will send back rookie shortstop C.J. Abrams, top outfield prospect Robert Hassell III, right-hander Jarlin Susana and top outfield prospect James Wood, according to Morosi.
10:43am: The Padres are “on the verge” of acquiring Juan Soto from the Nationals, tweets Jon Morosi of MLB.com. He adds that talks are in their “final stages.”
More to come.
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