Padres’ Soto to make $23 million, Hader $14.1 million in ’23; team agrees to terms with multiple arbitration-eligible players

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — To keep Juan Soto beyond the next two seasons, the Padres may eventually have to make him the highest-paid player in MLB history. For 2023, they merely will pay him more than all but four arbitration-eligible players have ever received. The team and the 24-year-old outfielder agreed Friday on a $23 million salary to avoid arbitration, multiple sources said. Sources also said the team and closer Josh Hader agreed on the largest salary ever awarded an arbitration-eligible reliever — $14.1 million in his final year of eligibility — and that pitcher Adrian Morejon has agreed to an $800…

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