High-profile free agent Manny Machado has signed with the San Diego Padres, the parent team of the El Paso Chihuahuas, according to ESPN.
The deal makes Machado, 26, the highest-paid baseball player in MLB history.
It also means that the four-time All-Star could play in El Paso if he ever has a rehab assignment or if the Padres come in to play the Chihuahuas in an exhibition game.
The Padres organization also has one of the top prospects in the game with Fernando Tatis, Jr., who played AA ball with San Antonio in 2018 and may land in El Paso this upcoming season if he is not called up directly to MLB.
To read a full report on Machado’s 10-year deal with the Padres, and the implications it has on baseball, go to ESPN.com.
KTSM will be looking ahead to spring training as the San Diego Padres camp will produce the El Paso Chihuahuas’ squad for the 2019 season.