The four-time All-Star’s 10-year deal is worth $300 million. It is the largest free-agent signing in the history of U.S. sports. San Diego beat out the White Sox and Phillies, who were the other teams in the mix for the infielder.
Last year, the two-time Gold Glove winner hit .297 with 37 home runs. Playing with the Orioles and Dodgers, Machado also recorded 107 RBIs. The 26-year-old joins a team that hasn’t made a playoff appearance in 12 years. Machado’s contract may not be the biggest for long with Bryce Harper still unsigned.
The outfielder is said to have turned down a $300 million offer from the Nationals earlier in the offseason.
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