New York Yankees slugger Juan Soto is continuing to impress with his bat. Soto had his first multi-home run game with the team on Saturday, against the lowly Chicago White Sox.

Soto went deep for a second time with a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Yankees are leading the White Sox at the time of writing Saturday. His first home run of the game came in the bottom of the first inning. It was another solo shot.

Soto in the Bronx

Juan Soto
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Soto is in his first season with the Bronx Bombers, and he's having one heck of a time so far. On the season, Soto is one of the hottest hitters on the team. He's batting .301 this year, with 11 home runs including Saturday's big day. The outfielder has hits in five of the Yankees' last six games.

Soto's bat is helping the Yankees get a fast start to the season. New York is in first place in the American League East, with a 31-15 overall record. The team has vengeance on their mind, as the Yankees missed the playoffs last season. Last year's team finished a disappointing 82-80 on the campaign.

The team grabbed Soto during the offseason, from the San Diego Padres. The outfielder had played with the Padres for two seasons, and with the Washington Nationals before that. He is a career .285 hitter, with more than 500 runs batted in in his career. Soto also won a World Series as a member of the Nationals in 2019.

The Yankees paid big money to lure the outfielder to New York. Soto has made the last three All-Star games, and he is also the recipient of the Silver Slugger Award. He won that honor four consecutive times, from 2020-2023. He was also the National League batting champion in the 2020 season.

Soto's contract extension talks

Soto is in the midst of talks with the team on a long-term contract, which makes his recent performance even more impressive. The Yankees are working on a deal with Soto, per the New York Post. The outfielder appears to be laser focused on his play at the moment, and not a new contract. That doesn't surprise his manager.

“I don’t worry about that with Juan,’’ Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, per the New York Post. “He’s fixated on winning and playing at a really high level. If and when those conversations happen, I don’t expect that to be a distraction.”

The manager would also love it if Soto stayed in pinstripes for years to come.

“I certainly hope so,” Boone added. “He’s one of the game’s great players and has been awesome in our room. … He’s made a huge difference with our team and lineup, between the lines and with the way he goes about things.”

Yankees fans are certainly hoping that the slugger keeps it up with his bat.