Machado is expecting to be traded any day. The Phillies and Brewers emerged as late frontrunners to land Machado.
As rumors swirled about his imminent departure from the Orioles, Machado addressed the media Monday, acknowledging it will feel different to play for another team. After Kemp strolled into second base, American League shortstop Manny Machado pulled a phone from his pocket and snapped a selfie of himself and Kemp.
Through 96 games this season, Machado is batting.315 with 65 RBIs and 24 home runs.
Machado can continue playing shortstop if the Dodgers do trade for him, and at least offensively he's a clear upgrade for them.
Sure, it makes the Dodgers more formidable in the theoretical future playoffs, but I always assumed they'd do SOMETHING to improve in July.
"Nothing, nothing", the star shortstop said when asked what he has been told by the Baltimore Orioles or his agents. "They drafted me, I came up with them, played with them".
"So if this is the last time (wearing an Orioles uniform). hopefully I did everything I could for the organization". "I just try to go out there and enjoy myself as much as I can".
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