Manny Machado Has Been Traded To The Los Angeles Dodgers

Manny Machado takes selfie with Matt Kemp during All Star Game

Despite the disappointment the Philadelphia Phillies are feeling at the moment heading into the 2018 All-Star Game on a two-game losing streak, the team has to be thrilled over the potential trade talks involving Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles.

It's also worth noting that CBS Sports HQ baseball insider Jim Bowden reported that Machado is not expected to be a member of the O's once their season resumes after the All-Star break and that he'll be dealt to a National League team.

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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