Tim Anderson relieved White Sox ended Machado pursuit
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At least one Chicago White Sox player is relieved the Manny Machado free-agency saga is over.

Shortstop Tim Anderson channeled his inner Tim Lincecum with one of the best - and most honest - quotes of the spring while speaking to the media on Wednesday at the team's camp in Glendale, Ariz.

"Fuck yeah," Anderson told Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune when asked if he's relieved the Machado derby is over.

The 25-year-old plays the same position as Machado, and the White Sox likely would have shuffled him elsewhere in the infield if they landed the four-time All-Star. Now he's ready to move on, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

"Nobody says it’s going to determine what we have going on in this locker room," he said. "I feel like we have a great group of guys here. We’re going to do something special. You know, White Sox are moving in the right direction."

The White Sox were reportedly in on Machado until the very end, and the team thought an agreement could have been struck on Tuesday. Chicago offered him an eight-year, $250-million pact with incentives and vesting options that could raise the deal's total value to $350 million.

Machado ended up agreeing to a 10-year, $300-million deal with the San Diego Padres, according to multiple reports.

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