TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Yankees never talked dollars with Manny Machado when he visited New York with agent Dan Lozano in December.
"The free agency process leads people to where they belong, and Manny belongs in San Diego at this time of his career," Cashman said Friday, a day after the Padres and Machado finalized a $300 million, 10-year deal. "We had some interest in him. That's why we spent some time engaging Dan Lozano during the process. We certainly had a good meet and greet. I really the enjoyed the company of Manny and his wife." (MORE)