Juan Soto said that he received a 13-year extension of the Washington Nationals worth $350M from them prior to the MLB lockout.

The Washington NationalsOutfielder offered a $350 million, 13-year extension Juan SotoHe confirmed with ESPN's Enrique Rojas that he had spoken to him prior to the Major League Baseball lockout.

A source close to the Nationals told ESPN that the offer was made prior to work suspension and was intended for this season. It would have meant that Soto would have earned an average of $27 million per year until 2034, when Soto will turn 36.

Soto stated, “Yes, they offered me a contract a few months back, before the lockout.” “But for now, my agents as well as I believe that the best choice is to wait year after year for free agency. Scott Boras, my agent, has complete control of the situation.

Soto can be granted free agency following the 2024 season.

Soto stated that Washington was still the place that interests him. We will see.

The Nationals total offer would have been third in MLB history. It was only $365million over 12 years. Mookie BettsReceived in 2020 from Los Angeles Dodgers, and the $360million over 10 years. Mike TroutBy the Los Angeles AngelsIn 2019.

Many consider Soto to be today's best hitter, having played four MLB seasons. Through 464 games, Soto has a record of.301 and a.432 OBP.

He led the majors in OBP, hitting, and OPS during the COVID-shortened 2020 season. He had a.313 average in batting and drew 45 walks last season. He also hit 29 home runs with 95 RBI.

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