American professional baseball Major League special third baseman Manny Machado (31, San Diego Padres) comes out on the free agent (FA) market after the 2023 season.
According to MLB.com on the 18th, 슬롯사이트 Machado announced that he would exercise his ‘opt-out’ (the right to declare free agency again after contract termination) after the season.
Machado’s 10-year, $300 million (337.8 billion won at the time) contract signed with San Diego in 2019 includes a clause that allows him to exercise an opt-out after the 2023 season.
“I’ve been with San Diego until this year, but I don’t know what will happen next year,” Machado told reporters. “I’ll opt out after this year. The club knows that.”
“Now I am focusing on the upcoming 2023 season,” he said. “I will continue to think about what I can do for the team and nothing will change.”
Regarding this, San Diego manager Bob Melvin responded, “We have continued to retain important players on the team,” and “I am confident that Machado has a chance to remain.”
Machado is an all-star third baseman and is expected to build a golden infield this year along with Kim Ha-seong (second baseman), Jake Cronenworth (first baseman), and Sander Bohartz (shortstop).
In particular, he is said to have built a friendship by helping Ha-seong Kim adapt well to the big leagues.
In the past, Machado mentioned Ha-seong Kim as “a really good friend” and “the core of our team and makes our hearts beat. Everyone loves Ha-sung Kim.
” “He’s a fun friend and he’s a very influential player,” he said.