It seems like it was just yesterday that Manny Machado made his Major League debut with the Baltimore Orioles and played a key role in their surprising run to the 2012 postseason.
Fast forward 10 years and he has emerged as one of the best players the game has ever seen.
He’s the leader and superstar on the San Diego Padres.
He has led them from the very bottom all the way to becoming a perennial postseason contender.
Yesterday, the Padres slugger earned a nice little milestone.
The Padres took to Twitter to congratulate Machado on officially reaching 10 years of service time in Major League Baseball.
Congratulations to Manny Machado on 10 years of MLB service time! 👏 pic.twitter.com/6p6t2dUHWy
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 31, 2022
A Fast 10 Years Of Service
It’s hard to believe that Machado has been around for this long.
Everyone remembers him as a rookie, coming up and helping a young, upstart, Orioles team rise to relevance after they had been down for years.
Now, he’s one of the top stars in the game today.
He’s been an All-Star, an MVP candidate, and all around one of the best players the game has seen since he came to the big leagues.
It’s safe to say that Machado has had a pretty successful start to his Major League career.
The 30-year-old has hit 269 career home runs while hitting for a career average of .281.
That’s pretty impressive.
He’s a superstar and has a chance to reach unimaginable heights as his career continues.
His power is unmatched by many.
He’s a complete player who understands the game and can do a little bit of everything out on the baseball field.