Los Angeles Dodgers fans weren’t exactly happy to see Juan Soto in a San Diego Padres uniform.
The Juan Soto sweepstakes was enticing as it’s not often that a team trades their 23-year-old superstar outfielder. But that’s the decision the Washington Nationals made after Soto turned down a 15-year, $440 million contract with the team. Soto featured many teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers. But it was the San Diego Padres who won when they got Soto and first baseman Josh Bell in a deal with the Nationals.
In his first game at Dodger Stadium as a member of the Padres on Friday, Soto was greeted with a chorus of boos from Dodgers fans. As the San Diego Tribune’s Kevin Acee points out, Soto was cheered the week before while he was still at Nationals.
Juan Soto was booed in the first game at Dodger Stadium as a member of the Padres
The Dodgers were among three teams that were in Soto on the day of the close of trading. The other teams were the St. Louis Cardinals and of course the Padres. San Diego won after bringing Luke Voit, CJ Abrams, MacKenzie Gore, Robert Hassell III, James Wood and Jarlin Susana to Washington.
As for Friday’s game itself, Soto recorded just one hit in three at-bats, which was a single in the top of the first inning. However, it was the Dodgers who had the last laugh as they defeated the Padres 8-1.
In 104 games this season (between the Nationals and Padres) beginning Saturday night, Soto is .249/.410/.490 while recording 21 home runs, 46 RBI, 64 runs made and 88 hits.
Juan Soto, welcome to the Dodgers vs. Padres rivalry.
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