San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado could enter free agency after the 2023 campaign, but president of baseball operations A.J. Preller is making it clear he'd like to retain the six-time All-Star.
"He's coming off another MVP-type season, and we want him here with the Padres; we want him here a long time," Preller said on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney. "But he's under contract, so it's more Manny's decision, honestly, with how this plays out with the opt-out at the end of the season.
"What we've tried to do is make it known that we value and appreciate him, and we're going to listen to what he wants to say, and then we're going to figure out what's best for everyone moving forward."