Manny Machado, Padres finalizing 11-year, $350 million extension

Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres are finalizing an 11-year, $350 million contract extension, per a number of sources. It’ll be the fourth-largest assure in MLB historical past, behind these for Aaron Judge, Mike Trout and Mookie Betts.

The Associated Press reported that Machado should go a bodily earlier than the deal is finalized.

The information comes after the famous person third baseman shared that he deliberate to train the opt-out clause in his contract with the Padres after this season — and forfeit $150 million — after preliminary negotiations on an extension broke down.

Machado beforehand signed a 10-year, $300 million take care of San Diego in February 2019, a deal that gave him the suitable to terminate after this season and grow to be a free agent. The soon-to-be 31-year-old’s contract was a document for a free agent when he agreed to it and the second-largest within the league behind New York Yankees DH Giancarlo Stanton’s $325 million. 

He’s now tied for the Eleventh-highest after an offseason topped by a brand new deal for American League MVP Judge (9 years, $360 million). Los Angeles Angels outfielder Trout leads all main leaguers with a 12-year, $426.5 million deal.

The Padres had reportedly provided Machado a five-year, $105 million extension on high of the six years and $180 million he was owed on his 2019 deal. However, he was apparently in search of greater than the $25.45 million a 12 months Padres shortstop Xander Bogaerts acquired (11 years, $280 million).

“Markets change,” Machado beforehand stated.

A six-time All-Star, Machado is coming off a season wherein he completed second within the National League MVP voting. He batted .298 with 32 homers, 102 RBIs, a .366 on-base proportion and a .531 slugging proportion.

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His presence helped the Padres go 89-73 and attain the NL Championship Series earlier than falling to Philadelphia. The Padres have but to win a World Series of their 54-year historical past.

In 4 seasons with the Padres, Machado has hit 108 dwelling runs and pushed in 340 runs whereas hitting .280/.352/.504 and successful a pair of Gold Gloves at third base.

So far this season, Machado has dedicated the league’s first pitch-clock infraction within the Padres’ Friday spring recreation after failing to step into the batter’s field for his first pitch in a well timed method. All hitters should be within the field when there are eight seconds left on the clock. Machado wasn’t, so he was referred to as for a strike and started his at-bat with an 0-1 depend.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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