Machado Expected to Be Traded to Dodgers

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado

The Baltimore Orioles continue to make progress on a Manny Machado trade and have narrowed their focus to a smaller group of teams, according to sources.

If there was ever any doubt about their intention, the point was hammered home when Manager Buck Showalter removed Machado in the fifth inning of Sunday's game against Texas because the field was messy following a rain delay.

Joe Giglio of WIP, a Philadelphia sports radio station, reported Monday that Machado will be traded to the Phillies on Wednesday morning.

There's no official confirmation that the Phillies have landed Machado, but all signs are pointing in that direction.

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Machado, 26, spoke briefly to reporters in the American League clubhouse before the All-Star Game on Tuesday and said he has not received any updates on his status from the Orioles or his agent.

He's hitting 315 with 24 homers and 65 RBIs and would be a significant upgradefor the Phillies offense.

All the speculation, the repetitive questions and the crowds around his locker couldn't put a damper on the All-Star experience for Machado, who has never played for any big league team but the Orioles.

"The only thing I've ever known has been the Orioles organization", he said today.

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The Orioles are "definitely motivated" to get a deal done.

No, that's not a huge difference, which reflects two facts: we're well past the midpoint of the season, and SportsLine was already quite bullish on the Dodgers moving forward. I mean, I don't know if I'm going to get a call or not, but I'm just trying to enjoy this last off day. The Dodgers, who entered the All-Star break with a half-game lead over the Diamondbacks in the NL West, lost shortstop Corey Seager to Tommy John surgery earlier this season. Missing out on Machado may not be all bad. But for now, I'm just trying to worry about today, not try to worry about anything else. Every time you go there, it's truly a blessing just to be there as an All-Star, just look around and see all the All-Stars having tremendous years and tremendous careers.

Los Angeles could be the ideal fit for the superstar third baseman, and he's likely aware of that.

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