Manny Machado, San Diego Padres finalizing 11-year extension
Star infielder Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres are finalizing an 11-year, $350 million extension, ESPN’s Jeff Passan was first to report Sunday morning.
Machado originally signed with the Padres ahead of the 2019 offseason for 10 years, $300 million, though there was an opt-out after the 2023 season. With six years and $180 million, Machado now earned an amended extension that will make him a Padre for the rest of his career. His new deal is expected to begin this season, running through 2033 with a no-trade clause and no opt-outs, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
Machado’s developed into a premier corner infielder. He’s coming off one of the best years of his career, finishing second in the NL MVP voting. He slashed .298/.366/.531 — an .898 OPS (159 OPS+) — with 32 home runs and 102 RBIs.
It marked the second time in his career where he recorded 30-plus home runs and 100-plus RBIs in the same season, the other being in 2018 (37 HR, 107 RBI). In his Padres career, the 30-year-old infielder’s sported a slash line of .280/.352/.504 (.855 OPS; 136 OPS+) in 519 games, averaging roughly 29 home runs and 93 RBIs per 600 plate appearances.
Machado now joins Aaron Judge, Trea Turner and now-teammate Xander Bogaerts of hitters who have inked deals for at least $250 million this offseason alone. It will be interesting to see how the Padres navigate the rest of their roster for the next decade and beyond, with now nearly $1 billion committed to Machado, Bogaerts and Fernando Tatis Jr., especially with Josh Hader and Juan Soto due for extensions after 2023 and 2024, respectively.
All we now know is the Padres remain the biggest spenders this offseason, and have presumably locked up the left side of their infield for the next 11 years.
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