Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

MLB Trade Deadline: Orioles Parting Ways With Machado

MLB Trade Deadline: Orioles Parting Ways With Machado

"Again, I just want to thank the fans for voting and for making this all come true".

It's the second consecutive year that the Orioles will have just one representative in the All-Star Game. I'm trying to be myself. He encouraged them to "keep rooting for us, keep rooting for me, keep their heads up high".

Of course, Machado who is the subject of intense trade talks due to his impending free agency, may not be with the Orioles by the time the game is played in Washington's Nationals Park July 17.

With Baltimore out of contention and on pace for a historically bad season, it's a near certainty that Machado will be dealt by the end of the month.

The Baltimore Orioles reportedly fielded offers from Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs for Manny Machado.

Rosenthal reports that no deal is close between the two teams, and both Duquette and Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman declined to comment, but if the offer is right, Machado could end up in pinstripes. "It's been nonstop, every city we've gone to, with reporters asking questions", he said. "Like I said before, I've answered all the questions I needed to answer". I'm sure there's probably going to be quite a few teams that they're going to want to ask questions about. Would you? Because that's the conversation that people are having. "This organization means a lot, and I'll never be ungrateful for the opportunity that they've given to me".

It's the fourth time Machado has been named to the All-Star team, but his first as a shortstop. It's also worth noting that the Orioles shortstop will become a free agent after this season. He earned the starting shortstop spot on the AL All-Star team by hitting 21 home runs with a.309/.379/.555 slash line. But Machado, who turned 26 last week, isn't focusing on that. I started one at third, now I'm starting one at short. That's all I've been celebrating with my wife, with my family. We're just very excited. "We're not even thinking about that".

Machado now has a batting average of.313, 21 home runs, and 60 RBIs putting him among the league leaders before the all star break.

After losing star Corey Seager for the season to Tommy John surgery, the Dodgers are looking for a reliable shortstop in the market as they solidify their campaign for a sixth straight National League West title. Defensively, his.978 fielding percentage is seventh among AL shortstops, while his minus-18 runs saved ranks last.

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