SAN DIEGO (AP) — Machado in uniform and on the field.San Diego announced its $300 million Jorge Alfaro Jersey , 10-year contract with the All-Star infielder on Thursday, more than two days after the deal was agreed to.Machado will be introduced Friday morning at spring training in Peoria, Arizona. Manager Andy Green said he hopes to get the 26-year-old superstar on the field for an afternoon workout.The agreement, the largest for a free agent in big league history, allows Machado to opt out after the 2023 season, a point at which he will have received $150 million and be 31 years old.“Manny Machado is a generational talent, and we’re ecstatic that he’s chosen to spend his prime years in a San Diego Padres uniform,” Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler and general partner Peter Seidler said in a joint statement. “This momentous agreement speaks volumes to the direction of our organization, as well as our commitment to bringing a World Series championship to the Friar Faithful and the City of San Diego.”Machado gets a $20 million signing bonus, payable within 30 days of the deal’s approval by the commissioner’s office, $10 million this season and $30 million in each of the remaining seasons. Machado is a Florida resident, and the signing bonus will not be subject to income tax in California, which has a top rate of 12.3 percent.Machado can pick six teams annually he can’t be traded to without his consent. He gets a hotel suite on road trips and has the right to purchase premium tickets at Petco Park.His deal is the second-largest in baseball history behind the $325 million, 13-year contract outfielder Giancarlo Stanton agreed to with Miami before the 2015 season.To make room for Machado on the 40-man roster, the Padres transferred right-hander Dinelson Lamet to the 60-day injured list.General manager A.J. Preller said Machado “is one of the truly elite players in baseball and impacts the game on both sides of the ball. The resume that Manny has built at such a young age puts him in an exclusive club of big-league talent, and we feel fortunate to have the support of Ron http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authentic-josh-bell-jersey , Peter and the entire ownership group to make this deal possible.”The GM called it “a landmark signing” and added that the organization believes Machado “is the right player at the right time for us. His combination of youth, experience and ability makes him a perfect fit for the Padres both now and in the future as we work to build a perennial contender at the major league level.”Machado is expected to fill the team’s gaping need at third base. He began last year with Baltimore, was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the All-Star break and struck out to end the World Series loss to Boston.Machado hit .297 last year and set career bests with 37 homers and 107 RBIs. A four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner, he has a .282 career average with 175 homers and 513 RBIs in seven big league seasons.He caused a stir during the NL Championship Series last October when he failed to run out a grounder and later said: “Obviously I’m not going to change, I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle’ and run down the line and slide to first base.” Wednesday links!"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Farmers onlyFeaturesPlayoffsHistory/Hall of FameRed ReposterCincinnati Reds links - Pitchers, Catchers, Yasiel Puig report to GoodyearNew,8commentsWednesday links!ESTShareTweetShareShareCincinnati Reds links - Pitchers, Catchers, Yasiel Puig report to GoodyearBah god, that’s a beautiful sight.The Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAIt’s official. Baseball is back.Pitchers and catchers officially reported to the Cincinnati Reds complex in Goodyear, Arizona yesterday, meaning there were wind sprints run at half-speed, the sweet sounds of baseballs hitting gloves, and a barrage of faces making their first appearances in red at the team facility. Fortunately, the ‘newness’ around the players already in camp has created quite the exciting vibe Sean Rodriguez Jersey , one that has clearly permeated the early portion of camp.It’s a sentiment that Tucker Barnhart appreciates in particular. For weeks, he watched his named tossed around as a key would-be trade piece as the Reds flirted with acquiring J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins, a deal that ultimately fell apart as the fish sent their star to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans spoke with the incumbent backstop, with Tucker noting specifically how anxious he was during the rumors because he was already so excited about what the Reds had begun to build around him. He wanted to be a part of emerging from the rebuild, and has already been in Goodyear getting acquainted with new Reds pitchers Sonny Gray and Alex Wood, specifically. Speaking of C. Trent, he’s got another excellent read on another new face in Goodyear, too - this time on new manager David Bell and his relationship with his baseball-heavy family. Know who is also a new face in camp, and who has reported early? That’d be Yasiel Puig, which is a phenomenal sight to see. File that away for the first time some yayhoo begins to complain that he’s ‘bad for the clubhouse,’ or some steaming pile of BS.MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon is on the scene, too, and caught up with a few of the other Reds already in camp. He spoke with newcomer Matt Kemp, who mentioned his good relationship with new hitting coach Turner Ward from their Dodger days, and Sheldon also caught up with the newly-extended Sonny Gray for his thoughts, too.There was also this tidbit Felipe Vazquez Jersey , which is both predictable and perhaps a bit telling:For one, it’s great to see that Brandon Finnegan still figures into the team’s plans at the moment, since that may well be an endorsement that he’s punted the health issues and awful performance from the 2018 season down the road. What could well be telling, though, is that Robert Stephenson isn’t listed among that group, especially since he’s out of options. If he isn’t going to challenge for the final spot in the rotation and is behind that fivesome on the long relief spectrum...well, let’s just say that doesn’t bode well for his roster spot going forward. It’s also worth pointing out that Lucas Sims wasn’t mentioned here, either, which might well give a little insight into where he is health-wise after his 2018 season was canned early due to a shoulder problem.In other news, the Reds announced yesterday that Rob Manfred would be the grand marshal for this year’s Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. Please clap.The Phillies extended young ace Aaron Nola on Wednesday, inking him to what could amount to a 5 year, $56.75 million deal, as MLB Trade Rumors broke down. Considering the 25 year old just posted a 10.0 bWAR season and gave up a pair of would-be free agent years in the deal, that seems like quite the steal for the Phillies, all told, despite the obvious life-changing amount of money that Nola will now have guaranteed. It’s certainly a referendum on the current state of the free agent market - as was the willingness of Sonny Gray to agree to his extension earlier this winter - and it makes you wonder if other young http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authentic-josh-bell-jersey , burgeoning star pitchers might well be interested in similar guarantees. Luis Castillo, for instance...Ever wonder where, and how, those glorious stats you stare at on Baseball Reference come together? Well, James Wagner of The New York Times has an excellent look behind the curtain, complete with quotes from Minnesota Twins GM Thad Levine, who uses BBRef ‘daily.’FanGraphs released their latest Top 100 prospects list, and it’s safe to say they’re quite high on both Nick Senzel and Taylor Trammell. With that said, they’re similarly a bit down on both Hunter Greene, Jonathan India, and Tony Santillan relative to where that trio has been ranked by others of late, though it is worth mentioning that they do have Tyler Stephenson among their Top 100, too.Finally, our friends at Redleg Nation have an excellent look-back at the Reds offseason, and it’s well worth a read.