Report: Machado Agrees To Deal With Padres
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the San Diego Padres have agreed to a contract with free agent infielder Manny Machado (pictured) on Tuesday afternoon.
The deal is reportedly for 10 years and $300 million. It also contains an opt-out clause after the fifth year of the deal (2023).
Machado came up through the Baltimore Orioles system, and he stayed there for 6 1/2 years until this past summer where he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for multiple prospects. He has a career .282 batting average with 175 career home runs and over 1,000 hits.
The shortstop joins Erik Hosmer and Wil Myers on a squad that has been rebuilding. The team has not had a winning season since 2010. The Padres were 66-96 last season.