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The San Diego Padres have agreed to terms with free-agent infielder Manny Machado, reports ESPN's Jeff Passan. Machado, 26, is one of the most coveted free agents in MLB history, and the Padres' landing of him marks a major coup this offseason. Mark Feisand of MLB.com says quote - "Machado has agreed to terms on a deal with the Padres. According to a league source, it’s for 10 years and $300 million - the biggest free-agent contract in the history of American sports."

 

Machado is coming off a strong 2018 for the Orioles and then Dodgers, who acquired him leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

 

For his career, Machado has 31 home runs and 37 doubles per 162 games played across parts of seven big-league seasons.

 

Even after the Machado signing, the Padres are still under $115 million for payroll in 2019, so there's room to do even more if they're willing. It's also worth noting that because Machado was traded during the 2018 season, he was not eligible to receive a qualifying offer from the Dodgers. That in turn means that the Padres will not have to forfeit a draft pick for signing Machado. 

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