Baltimore Orioles Expected to Trade Manny Machado to Dodgers

Baltimore Orioles Expected to Trade Manny Machado to Dodgers

They were technically opponents, and Machado wore a Baltimore Orioles cap, but both men knew they were virtually teammates.

The Baltimore Orioles continue to make progress on a Manny Machado trade and have narrowed their focus to a smaller group of teams, according to sources. MASN Sports was first to report Monday that the Orioles were very close to a Machado trade.

Orioles slugger Manny Machado has been on the trade block for quite some time, and it appears that the All-Star break may be the time when the needle is finally going to move.

Machado spoke briefly to reporters in the American League clubhouse three hours before the All-Star Game on Tuesday and said he has not received any updates on his status from the Orioles or his agent.

Like I said this morning, if the Dodgers do wind up getting Machado, as it seemed they might from the moment Corey Seager went down for the year, I tend to think that's among the better outcomes out there. Machado, hitting.315 with a.963 on-base-plus-slugging percentage and 24 home runs, fills a clear need with a superstar.

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"Nothing", he said. "I haven't heard anything".

Hinch was referring to #HugWatch, that staple of trade-deadline season, when managers are instructed to remove players from games and protect them from injury when a deal is pending or complete.

USA Today also noted that the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies are still engaging in discussions with the Orioles.

The full return is not yet known, but Rosenthal says that outfield prospect Yusniel Diaz is part of the package heading back to Baltimore.

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