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Juan Soto to the Yankees? Momentum building towards trade with Padres

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The San Diego Padres and New York Yankees are nearing a blockbuster deal that would send All-Star outfielder Juan Soto to the Bronx, and although a trade has not been finalized, two persons with direct knowledge of the talks said Wednesday there is significant momentum. The persons spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing. Scott Boras, Soto’s agent, said Wednesday morning that he had no doubts that Soto would thrive with the Yankees – if a trade was consummated. "The handful of times that Juan has played at Yankee Stadium in his career,’’ Boras said, "Juan has enjoyed the experience. I think anytime you have a 1.200 or 1.300 OPS anywhere, you enjoy it.