Padres offer Machado at least $240M

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Oct 27, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) celebrates after scoring on a three run home run hit by outfielder Yasiel Puig (66) in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Reuters/Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

LOS (Reuters) – The San Diego Padres are willing to sign free agent infielder Manny Machado to an eight-year contract worth somewhere between $240 million and $280 million, USA Today reported on Monday.

The contract offer includes “heavily deferred” compensation, the newspaper said, citing two people familiar with the negotiations.

Machado also has received an offer from the Chicago White Sox. While the exact offer isn’t known, and various reports have been disputed, it is believed to be in the seven-year, $175 million ballpark.

Machado, 26, also has been in discussions with Philadelphia. Multiple reports over the weekend indicated that this season’s other marquee free agent, outfielder Bryce Harper, is close to signing with Philadelphia.

In 2018, Machado hit .297 with 37 home runs and 107 RBIs between the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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