By Sam Bush
As the Phillies big bosses are seemingly cooling on signing free agent Manny Machado, the San Diego Padres submitted an eight-year offer to Machado worth between $240 million and $280 million, USA TODAY is reporting.
Machado is also in talks with the Chicago White Sox and Phillies.
The 26-year-old Machado hit .297 with 37 homers last season for the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers, playing in 162 games with 145 starts at shortstop.
Machado’s personal preference was to sign with the New York Yankees and met with the team in December, but there have been no negotiations between the sides in recent months.