Baltimore Orioles very close to Manny Machado trade, according to reports

Doug Mendoza
July 18, 2018

One thing is clear to Heyman, however: Machado will appear in Tuesday's All-Star Game as a member of the Baltimore Orioles.

One Orioles source said the club was closing in on a. The Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers were also in the conversation, but the Dodgers reportedly won out in the end.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported on Tuesday that the Orioles are expected to trade Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday (barring any last-minute blockage of the deal).

"I'm going to the All-Star Game as an Oriole and as a shortstop". Philadelphia's front office is loaded with former Orioles officials who were involved in the drafting and developing of Machado - including president Andy MacPhail, general manager Matt Klentak and assistant GM Ned Rice.

"Just going out there, you're just in control of the game", Machado said in regards to playing shortstop.

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In a matchup between two teams staggering into the break, Texas got a first-inning grand slam from rookie Ronald Guzman but quickly gave the lead away in losing for the seventh time in nine games.

First, Jon Heyman on Fancred Sports called a trade of Machado "very close".

"I had no idea, " Machado said. Machado is having a career year at the plate in 2018, with a slash line of.315/.387.575 and 24 home runs.

The Orioles resume play at Toronto after four days off July 20 and won't return to Camden Yards until July 23, and it's fair to question whether Machado has played his final game as an Oriole in Baltimore. I want to thank all those who have been with me throughout the process and especially thank the @twins organizations for allowing me to catch my flight.

Machado could certainly be traded soon after the All-Star Game. "I'm the type of player, once I get in there, I'm locked in. To go out there and not know where you're going to be tomorrow, it's kind of tough". Most of the teams seriously considering Machado have a well-established shortstop that they would be unwilling to move to third base.

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