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Manny Machado to Padres for $300M in surprise end to saga

•, By Post Sports Desk

The long offseason of Manny Machado can end after the All-Star infielder agreed to a deal with the Padres on Tuesday. The Post confirmed San Diego will give Machado the biggest free-agent contract in history — if not the biggest deal ever, which belongs to Giancarlo Stanton — meeting his reported 10-year, $300 million ask.

This ends the saga that included the Yankees, White Sox and Phillies, all of whom met with the former Oriole. The Padres, one of baseball's youngest teams, are an odd fit, yet they must believe the 26-year-old will still be a star when their young prospects grow.