Manny Machado remains one of the most talented players remaining the MLB free agency. While he and fellow slugger Bryce Harper have yet to find a home with Spring training just around the corner, one MLB team is making a new push for him.
According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller recently flew to Miami to meet with Machado. Per the report, he met with Machado and his wife in an effort to work out a potential contract agreement.
While Machado has not signed with anyone yet, he is a popular candidate for the Padres, as well as the Chicago White Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies. He is reportedly seeking a deal worth $30 million per year.
Despite being traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Los Angeles Dodgers this past year, Machado is coming off one of his best years as a pro.
He had a .297 batting average, 107 runs batted in, and a .367 on-base percentage - all career highs for the 26-year-old.
His strong season earned him his fourth All-Star appearance in his seven years as a pro.
The Padres appear eager to land one of the marquee names in free agency this offseason, as they have already met with Bryce Harper in Las Vegas.