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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Phillies are making a big pitch for Manny Machado as the superstar free agent arrived at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday.
When Machado was walking into the ballpark, a local electrician yelled, “Get that money.”
The meeting lasted around four hours.
Machado was in the Big Apple on Wednesday, meeting with the New York Yankees. Machado also visited the Chicago White Sox earlier this week.
At 26 years old, Machado is a four-time All-Star. Last season, he batted nearly .300 with 37 home runs and 107 RBI.
Machado and Bryce Harper are the two biggest stars still on the market this offseason.
Both are expected to fetch contracts of more than $300 million.
The Phillies are having a busy offseason, signing outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a three-year deal and trading for All-Star shortstop Jean Segura.