The arrival of Juan Soto to the New York Yankees makes the popular organization a strong candidate to win the World Series in 2024. However, general manager Brian Cashman knows that his job is not yet to be completed in relation to the Dominican star.
The 25-year-old outfielder will represent the Bronx Bombers at an upcoming MLB event. However, if he does not extend his contract, which ends next October, he will try free agency for the first time.
In this way, Cashman did not shy away when asked about the possibility of an extension of the labor agreement of Soto, who was acquired a few days ago from the San Diego Padres along with fellow outfielder Trent Grisham, in exchange for pitchers Michael King, Drew Thorpe, Jhony Brito, Randy Vásquez, and catcher Kyle Higashioka.
“We haven’t talked, so we know it’s possible to reach that situation (contract extension) in a short period of time,” the Yankees executive revealed to SportsNet New York.
It is worth mentioning that the young but hierarchical player earned 23 million dollars in 2023, where he had one of the two best seasons of his career, setting a limit in home runs (35) and registering 109 RBIs and a.410 on-base percentage, combined with a.275 average.
Well, according to Spotrac, Juan Soto will earn about US$27,000,000 in 2024, where he will go to salary arbitration again, unless he reaches the aforementioned extension with the Yankees.