Yankees Land Slugger Juan Soto

San Diego Padres' Juan Soto watches the flight of the ball during a baseball gameagainst the Chicago White Sox Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • The Yankees promised “big changes.” Juan Soto certainly fits the bill.
  • One of MLB’s worst offenses in 2023 is adding one of the game’s best hitters, with the Yankees on Wednesday finalizing a deal to land Soto from the Padres in a blockbuster move at the winter meetings, The Post’s Joel Sherman reported.
  • Along with the superstar slugger, the Yankees will receive outfielder Trent Grisham in exchange for right-handed pitchers Michael King, Jhony Brito, Randy Vásquez and Drew Thorpe and catcher Kyle Higashioka.
  • The trade brings a much-needed splash for the Yankees, who are coming off a season that GM Brian Cashman labeled a “disaster” and led to Hal Steinbrenner pledging changes.