Will Major League (MLB) San Diego Padres Manny Machado (30) declare an opt-out (a contract to terminate the contract and obtain free agent status again) after the end of next season?
MLB Network’s John Heyman told the New York Post on the 17th (Korean time), “We expect superstar Machado to opt out after 2023,” and “San Diego thinks it can too.”
Machado is San Diego’s starting third baseman. After the 2018 season, he signed a large contract with San Diego for 10 years and a total of $ 300 million, which at the time was the largest ever in American professional sports.
Since then, Machado has firmly guarded the hot corner of San Diego. He appeared in 150 games this year, batting .298, 32 home runs, 102 RBIs, and scoring 100 runs.
He was selected as a National League All-Star, and also played 12 games in the postseason with a batting average of 0.271, 4 homers, 7 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.910.
Even if he plays next season, Machado still has a five-year, $150 million contract with San Diego, and he may opt out and come out on the market. 메이저사이트
“If Machado opts out, he will be the biggest free agent player in 2024, along with Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani and third baseman Rafael Devers, who are currently seeking an extension with the Boston Red Sox,” Heyman said.
MLB.com, which reported the news, said, “If Machado declares an opt-out, Carlos Correa ($350 million), Trey Turner ($300 million), and Zander Bogatz (280 million), who signed large contracts in the Stove League. 10,000 dollars) will be the benchmark for the new contract.