The Padres and Manny Machado are finalizing a monolithic statement hold that will support nan All-Star slugger successful San Diego done nan 2033 season, according to aggregate reports.
The 30-year-old prima 3rd baseman and the Padres are moving connected an 11-year woody worthy $350 million, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Sunday morning.
San Diego Padres' Manny Machado lines an RBI azygous against nan Giants, Oct. 2, 2021, successful San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
The news, besides reported by The Associated Press, follows Machado’s comments from earlier this period erstwhile he confirmed his plans to workout nan opt-out clause successful his erstwhile statement aft the 2023 season.
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"Obviously nan squad knows wherever I stand, my business pinch nan opt-out coming," Machado told reporters during nan Padres’ spring-training campy successful Peoria, Arizona, connected Feb. 17.
"I deliberation I’ve expressed that I will beryllium opting retired aft this year, but I deliberation my attraction is not astir 2024. I deliberation my attraction is astir 2023, what I tin do to this ballclub, what I’ve done for this statement and what we’re going to proceed to do here. I deliberation we’ve sewage thing typical present increasing and I don’t deliberation anything’s going to change."
Manny Machado of nan San Diego Padres bats against nan Los Angeles Angels during a outpouring training crippled connected March 23, 2022, successful Peoria, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Machado signed a $300 million, 10-year woody pinch nan Padres successful 2019 – a grounds for a free supplier erstwhile he agreed to it and nan second-largest successful nan awesome leagues down Giancarlo Stanton's $325 million.
But nan Padres intelligibly weren’t willing successful letting 1 of their prima players trial nan waters of free agency.
Having already earned $120 million, nan caller woody increases San Diego’s committedness to Machado to $470 cardinal complete 15 years.
San Diego Padres' Manny Machado hits a double against nan Marlins, Aug. 16, 2022, successful Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
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The reported woody follows a stellar play for Machado, wherever he was nan runner-up successful National League MVP voting.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.