Manny Machado has completed his week-long tour with suitors and reportedly has settled on a preference.
The All-Star shortstop/third baseman is telling friends in Miami that he prefers the Yankees, and if the offers are close, he will be headed to the Bronx, according to Jim Bowden of The Athletic.
Machado met with the Yankees on Wednesday for approximately 90 minutes at Yankee Stadium and later dined with GM Brian Cashman that night.
He also met with the White Sox on Monday and Phillies on Thursday. His meeting with the Phillies -- whose team president, Andy MachPhail, has a previous relationship with Machado from Baltimore -- lasted about four hours.
The Yankees have said they would not get into a bidding war for Machado, and likely would not exceed an offer greater than $300 million, but is unclear if Cashman and the Yankees made an offer to Machado at all, this week.
If the Yankees are sticking with that strategy, it could ultimately come down to how much more the Phillies are willing to offer Machado.