The Baltimore Orioles are trading infielder Manny Machado to the LA Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal. Machado was the hottest trade piece the Orioles had and multiple teams were bidding on him.
Machado was originally drafted by the Orioles in 2010 with the third overall pick in the MLB draft.
Here is Rosenthal’s tweet.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 18, 2018
During tonight’s MLB All-Star game reporter Ken Rosenthal interviewed Orioles All-Star short stop Manny Machado. Machado thanked the Orioles organization for bringing him up and giving him the opportunities to play baseball with an historic organization. He also said he’s excited for tomorrow’s off day and what may be in his future. Afterwards this tweet from Ken Rosenthal was posted:
Can report with more certainty: Machado to #Dodgers happening. Among remaining questions, in addition to specifics of return beyond OF Yusniel Diaz: How much money, if any, #Orioles will send #Dodgers to secure a better package and help ease LAD’s luxury-tax concerns.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 18, 2018
Machado has a career .283 batting average and 162 home runs. More to come as details are released.
From Michael J. Duarte he is hearing that the Orioles return for Manny Machado and cash from the Dodgers would be outfielder Yusniel Diaz, Right hand pitcher Dustin May, and Short stop Errol Robinson. International bonus pool money could also be heading to LA.
Sources believe the deal agreed upon between #Dodgers and #Orioles is Yusniel Diaz, Dustin May, and Errol Robinson heading to Baltimore for Manny Machado and cash and possibly bonus pool $$. Again, not official as teams have yet to announce. Still fluid.
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) July 18, 2018
Jeff Passan: The return to the Orioles for Manny Machado: OF Yusniel Diaz, 3B Rylan Bannon, RHP Dean Kremer, RHP Zach Pop and 2B Breyvic Valera.
Diaz is the only top-100 type. Kremer could be a dude. Bannon undersized 3B crushing in Cal League. Pop is a reliever, Valera 26-year-old in AAA.