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Machado attracted by Padres’ farm system — and $300 million

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Manny Machado calls San Diego “one of the best cities in the world” and says he was attracted to the Padres by the team’s strong farm system.
The 26-year-old infielder was introduced at a news conference Friday, a day after his $300 million, 10-year contract was finalized.
Machado will play third base for the Padres. General manager A.J. Preller was coy when asked whether more additions might be coming — Bryce Harper, Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel are still free agents.
Preller says “we’re always open-minded.”
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