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Talking Friars Ep. 357: Manny Machado’s Trainer Talks Extension, Padres Season Preparation

Plus, was he surprised by Manny missing way less time than expected last year when he got hurt?

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Manny Machado’s trainer, Nick Soto, sat down with me before the San Diego Padres season to talk about the following topics:

  • Machado’s extension
  • Manny not winning the NL MVP last season
  • How he felt when Machado got hurt in Colorado and how long Manny should’ve been out for
  • What his offseason work looked like
  • What Machado’s wife, Yainee, is like
  • Machado’s nutrition
  • Who he’ll be pulling for in the World Baseball Classic!

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