Philadelphia had been considered the front-runner to land the 26-year-old Orioles star, according to multiple reports. After he was removed from the game, he donned a sweatshirt and watched the game from the dugout.
Machado is boasting a career high.575 slugging percentage and.963 OPS in the final year of his contract with Baltimore. This means they need to strengthen their roster, so it would be ideal for them to trade Machado in a division that will affect the Orioles the least. "... We've had our ups and downs this year, it is what it is".
"Just going out there, you're just in control of the game", Machado said in regards to playing shortstop. 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.
It's not yet known which team has a deal in place with the Orioles, but Olney noted Tuesday that the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies have been invested in their pursuit of the All-Star shortstop.
But the sooner he gets traded, the better.
That leaves the Phillies, Brewers, and Dodgers in the hunt for Machado's services.
"To see the guys around the clubhouse, it's pretty awesome", Machado said.
The Blue Jays are going nowhere this season in the AL East, but Happ knows he might be going somewhere else.
This obviously begs the question: Where is Machado going?
Manny Machado might be switching leagues over the All-Star break.
As Machado came to the plate for the first inning, he received a warm reception from the crowd of 18,754.
While the Red Sox reportedly discussed a possible move for Machado with the Orioles last week, that seems to be the extent of their involvement.
"No, not at all", Machado said. I've got a lot of clothes in my locker and in my room. I'm trying to win. They gave me the chance this season to go to shortstop.
Mike Wright Jr. followed with three solid innings of middle relief, and left-hander Paul Fry pitched a scoreless 1⅔ innings before Britton took the mound in the ninth. Machado was one of the best third basemen in the game, now he's one of the best shortstops. On July 16, the national and worldwide media will question him about the trade chatter.