Manny Machado Signs Historic 11-Year, $350M Extension with San Diego Padres

Manny Machado’s career with the San Diego Padres has taken a huge leap forward today as the team announced he had signed an 11-year, $350 million extension. The deal is the largest free-agent contract in American sports history.

Machado, 28, had spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers before signing with the Padres in February. He was set to become a free agent after this season, but the Padres were able to lock him up long-term with the extension.

The deal is not as burdensome as it may seem at first glance. Machado will make $30 million a year for the first 10 years of the deal, with a $20 million vesting option for the 11th year.

The Padres are confident that Machado has the potential to reach his ceiling with the team. He has already proven himself as one of the best players in the game, having earned four All-Star selections and two Gold Glove awards in his career.

The Padres hope that Machado will become the face of their franchise for years to come and help lead the team to success. With the extension, the Padres have shown their commitment to winning and have given Machado the opportunity to reach his full potential.