Padres sign Manny Machado to new 11-year contract

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado. Photo: San Diego Padres

Peoria, AZ–The San Diego Padres Tuesday have signed third baseman Manny Machado to a new 11-year contract through the 2033 season, said President of Baseball Operations and General Manager A.J. Preller.

Machado finished 2nd in National League MVP voting in 2022, batting .298 (172-for-578) with a .366 OBP, .898 OPS, 37 doubles, one triple, 32 home runs, 102 RBI, 63 walks, nine stolen bases, and 100 runs scored in 150 games for the Padres. The 30-year-old infielder amassed a career-best and National League-leading 7.4 WAR (FanGraphs), which trailed only the Yankees’ Aaron Judge (11.4) for the highest mark in Major League Baseball. He finished 3rd in the NL in OPS, 4th in average and SLG (.531), 6th in hits, T-6th in runs, RBI, and extra-base hits (70), 7th in OBP, and 9th in home runs. On June 15 at CHC, Machado collected his 1,500th career hit, making him just the 17th player in MLB history to notch 1,500 hits and 250 home runs before turning 30 years old. He was named to the All-MLB First Team for the second time in his career (other: 2020) and received NL Player of the Week honors on August 15 after hitting .429 (12-for-28) with two HR, 10 RBI, and seven runs scored, including a walk-off three-run homer vs. San Francisco on August 9. Machado led the Padres to their first National League Championship Series since 1998 by slashing .271/.327/.583 with three doubles, four home runs, and seven RBI in 12 postseason games. Seven of his 13 postseason hits went for extra bases, the most by a Padre in a single postseason in franchise history. His .910 OPS in the playoffs ranked third amongst all qualifying NL players, trailing only Bryce Harper (1.160) and Kyle Schwarber (.937).

A six-time MLB All-Star (2013, 2015-16, 2018 with BAL and 2021-22 with SD) and two-time Gold Glove Award winner (2013, 2015), Machado has posted a .282 average (1,597-for-5,673) with a .341 OBP, .833 OPS, 312 doubles, 18 triples, 283 home runs, 853 RBI, 513 walks, 85 stolen bases, and 839 runs scored in 1,445 career games between the Baltimore Orioles (2012-18), Los Angeles Dodgers (2018) and Padres (2019-22). He has finished in the top five in MVP voting four times in his career (4th in 2015, 5th in 2016, 3rd in 2020, 2nd in 2022) and earned a 2020 Silver Slugger Award during the pandemic-shortened season. Since 2015, Machado’s 5,007 plate appearances lead all MLB players, and his 1,156 games played rank 2nd to only Paul Goldschmidt (1,158). In his 10 full Major League seasons, he has played in 150-plus games eight times and logged all 162 games twice. Machado has appeared in 41 career postseason games and has homered at least once in each of his five postseason series as a Padre dating back to 2020, a franchise record. Machado was originally selected by the Orioles in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Brito Miami Private School (Fl.).



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