Manny Machado has reacted to the rumors that he is being traded from his ball club.
So here’s the situation in case you missed it, Los Angeles Dodgers are getting close to picking up the All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a way of a trade that will also see outfield prospect Yusniel Diaz being traded.
It was originally reported by ESPN that Baltimore came up with the deal and are currently working through specific aspects of the trade to make it official, which will no doubt be a blockbuster (hopefully better than the rental store).
While he prepared to compete in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, it was noted that MLB team was slated to go through medical records and other paperwork involved in the transaction.
What’s interesting is the fact that there were two other Major League Baseball teams that were interested in making a trade happen to pick up this stud which are Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers as they reportedly made strong pushes to get him.
Now onto the stats that are quite impressive, coming into the break for the league, he was hitting .315 with 24 home runs and 65 RBIs.
Machado talked with reporters in the American League clubhouse before the game that saw his team win by an 8-6 score about the trade which he claimed to have not received updates on his status by both his agent as well as the team.
"Nothing," he said to ESPN. "I haven't heard anything. I'm just worried about the game today. Whatever happens moving forward will happen, and there will be a time and place for everything."
"You know what, just try not to think about it honestly," said Machado. "Just try to enjoy this moment, come out here with the American League guys and just enjoy it with all these guys that I've played with for a long time."
"Amazing. Through the roof. It was a tremendous honor to wear this uniform. They gave me the opportunity to come up and play in the big leagues. That's everyone's dream, and they gave me that.
They gave me the opportunity to play shortstop again. The organization has done everything, so if this is the last time, hopefully I treated them well and did everything I can for the organization."