Manny Machado (31), who plays with Kim Ha-seong for the San Diego Padres of the Major League Baseball (MLB), is highly likely to leave the team after this season.
MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, reported on the 18th (Korean time) that Machado is planning to enter the free agent (FA) market after exercising an opt-out after this season. Opt-out is the right to terminate the contract and declare free agency if the player meets certain criteria (such as participating games) while the contract period remains.
Machado signed a 10-year, $300 million (390 billion won) super-large contract with San Diego in 2019. According to this contract, Machado could only obtain FA status after the 2028 season. However, it was reported that the terms of the contract at the time included a clause stating that if you exercise your right to opt out after 5 years (after signing an FA contract), you can return to the FA.
According to MLB.com, Machado met with reporters locally and said, “Until this year, I belong to the Padres, but who knows what will happen next year?” He continued, “My focus is the 2023 season. I will continue to see what I can do for the team. I think there is something for me to grow here,” he said.
Machado is determined to receive a higher condition than the current one by implementing an opt-out. We are paying close attention to the contract terms of Rafael Devers, who signed an 11-year, $331 million (430.3 billion won) contract with the Boston Red Sox, and Trea Turner, who signed an 11-year, $300 million (391 billion won) contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The media also mentioned Aaron Judge, who signed a 9-year, $360 million (468 billion won) contract with the New York Yankees.
Machado was born in 1992 and has plenty of potential to perform at the top of the MLB in the future. “I love San Diego, but it’s a business,” Machado said. The market changes. It has changed a lot now from when I signed the contract five years ago,” he said, “I will do what I have to do. (The contract case) will be handled by my agent and club officials.” 바카라사이트