The richest contract in American sports history was agreed upon Tuesday, as highly-sought-after free agent Manny Machado agreed to sign a 10-year, $300 Million deal with the San Diego Padres, per multiple reports. Machado can opt-out after the fifth year.
BREAKING: Manny Machado has agreed to terms on a deal with the Padres. According to a league source, it’s for 10 years and $300 million – the biggest free-agent contract in the history of American sports.
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Now, the eyes of the baseball world will shift to Bryce Harper, who, like Machado, has taken plenty of time to determine his free agent destination.