SAN DIEGO, California — Manny Machado is headed to San Diego!
The superstar free-agent infielder agreed to a deal with the Padres on Tuesday morning, for a record $300 million over 10 years with an opt-out after five years and a partial no-trade clause, according to MLB.com.
It’s the largest free-agent deal in the history of American sports, surpassing the 10-year, $275 million contract that Alex Rodriguez signed in December 2007.
— MLB (@MLB) 19 februari 2019
In 926 career games over parts of seven seasons, Machado has 175 home runs, 513 RBIs and a .282/.335/.487 slash line. He has played in all but 11 games over the past four seasons, more than any other player in baseball over that span.
He won two American League Gold Glove Awards with Baltimore, and has regularly ranked as one of the sport’s best third basemen.
Machado was drafted by the Orioles with the third pick in the 2010 Draft.