Because we haven’t talked about the Marlins in, like, five minutes, here you go: Jon Heyman says they’re still interested in Prince Fielder.
At this point, why not? They’ve already signed everyone else, why not Prince Fielder too? Whether he’d want to go to Florida given (a) the big dimensions of that new park; and (b) what his agent said about Fielder’s love of home run-friendly parks last night is an open question.
Padres third baseman made his much anticipated return to Camden Yards on Tuesday, his first appearance there as a visiting player after signing a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres in February. The Orioles’ faithful gave Machado a standing ovation as he came to the plate for his first at-bat. He would strike out looking.
In Machado’s next at-bat, he crushed a first-pitch Jimmy Yacabonis fastball out to left-center field for a solo homer, boosting the Padres’ lead to 5-1. It marked Machado’s 100th career homer at Camden Yards.
Machado now has 17 homers on the season along with 48 RBI, 47 runs scored, and a .279/.355/.503 triple-slash line.