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Juan Soto says goodbye to the Nationals after trade to the Padres

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“To my fans: from day one I have always had the feeling that you would have a special place in my heart, but the appreciation I have for you exceeded my expectations. Thank you for being a great family to me ”, in this way the Dominican baseball player Juan Soto said goodbye to his fans in Washington.

The slugger, who was traded last Tuesday to the San Diego Padres, posted his goodbyes in a series of messages from his Twitter social network account, in which he also thanked the Nationals organization.

Soto thanked the aforementioned franchise for giving him the chance to fulfill his dream, in addition to doing the same with all the players and coaches who accompanied him in his short career in the US capital team.

“Thank you to the Nationals organization for the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream. I am eternally grateful to my teammates and coaches, as well as the coaching and player development staff,” he wrote.

Likewise, he assured that he will always be proud to have worn the colors of the Nationals, adding that he will never forget the World Series that he won four years ago with that organization.

“With love and gratitude… forever, Juan Soto,” read the final part of his farewell.

Juan Soto Trade

Soto, and his teammate Josh Bell, were traded to the Padres for MacKenzie Gore, Luke Voit, James Wood, C.J. Abrams, Robert Hassell III, and Susanna Jarlin.

What did the Nationals say?

For his part, the Nationals also thanked the Dominican for his contributions to the franchise, highlighting the rapid development of the criollo, from a rookie to one of the best players in the league.

“From being the greatest teenage hitter in MLB history to World Series champion. You took the league by storm immediately and have accomplished more than most do in a lifetime. You always put on a show for DC. Thank you, World Series Champion Juan Soto,” the team tweeted, accompanied by a video of more than two minutes with the best moments of the Dominican.

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