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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Padres have shown a willingness to commit significant money to Manny Machado, perhaps more than any other club to date, according to major league sources.
But as Machado continues to weigh his options, some in his camp are encouraging him to consider taking a shorter-term deal with the Yankees.
With the Padres, Phillies and White Sox all pursuing Machado aggressively, the expectation all along has been that he will take the highest offer. But the Yankees are highly unlikely to offer more than the other three teams -- especially the Phillies.
Given Machado's apparent interest in New York, he continues to consider them in the mix, despite their offer (or parameters discussed, if not an official offer) being "low," according to a source.
In other news about Yankees third base targets, Colorado and Nolan Arenado remain apart on extension talks, according to sources.
Those talks might well result in Arenado signing with the Rockies, but if they break apart, the Yanks will be ready to initiate trade talks.
Arenado would become a free agent after this season, but could sign an extension with a team that trades for him, as SNY previously reported. The Yankees prefer Arenado to Machado.