Manny Machado has officially touched down in Chicago and his free agency tour is now under way. The highly coveted 26-year-old is one of the best players available in free agency (...ever), and he began his trip through the bigs with a visit to the White Sox.
The in-demand shortstop is set to sign one of the biggest deals in free agency history and has multiple suitors intrigued by the opportunity to sign the talented infielder.
Machado's tour will include trips to New York and Philadelphia; he'll also meet with the Yankees on Wednesday and the Phillies on Thursday. It will be a busy week for Machado and his camp as they try to negotiate the best deal for the superstar.
Manny Machado will reportedly meet with the Yankees this week.— MLB (@MLB) December 16, 2018
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The 26-year-old was traded to the Dodgers from the Orioles last season and will now be finding his third team in the past year. Overall, in 2018, Machado hit 37 home runs and drove in 107 RBI. He slashed for a line of .297/.367/.538 while logging a 5.7 WAR.
This is going to be a wild week for Machado, as teams will be hoping to lure him away from their competition to ink him to a long-term mega deal.