Machado is hitting .087 (2-for-23) thus far in spring. While one of Machado's hits is a home run, he has also struck out seven times. The Padres are counting on the third baseman to take a step forward this season after signing him to a 10-year, $300 million contract last February. Machado was a mild disappointment during his first campaign in San Diego, batting .256 with 32 home runs and 85 RBI.
Machado went 2-for-4 with a double in a loss to Arizona on Sunday. Machado concluded his first year in San Diego by going 6-for-11 over his final three games. Nonetheless, the 27-year-old's season as a whole was mildly disappointing as his .256 batting average was the lowest of his career and his home run (32) and RBI (85) totals fell short of his 2018 marks. The Padres invested heavily in Machado last offseason and will undoubtedly be expecting a bounceback campaign in 2020.
Machado went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Diamondbacks. Trailing 1-0 in the third inning, Machado belted a Robbie Ray offering over the fence in left-center field to pull the Padres ahead. Machado is up to 32 homers, 85 RBI and 81 runs scored in 155 games this year.
Machado is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers. Machado will be out of the lineup for the second time in three games as the Padres look to evaluate their roster for next season. Ty France is starting at third base Wednesday in Machado's stead.
Machado is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. Machado will get the day off Sunday with the Padres out of playoff contention. Seth Mejias-Brean will man the hot corner in Machado's place.