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Machado heading to Dodgers for package of prospects

By on July 18, 2018

It’s finally happening!

According to reports, the Baltimore Orioles are trading All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers. There return will include highly touted outfield prospect Yusniel Diaz and four other prospects. No MLB players will be heading to Baltimore in the deal.

Machado, who was drafted by the Orioles in 2010 and spent six-plus seasons with the franchise, will join the likes of Turner and Bellinger in a stacked infield in Los Angeles.

The 26-year old just played in his fourth All-Star Game last night. He has hit .315 with 24 homers, 65 RBI and a .963 OPS in 96 games this season.

Diaz, the top prospect in the deal, has posted a .314 batting average with six homers and 30 RBIs in 59 games for the Dodgers’ Double-A Tulsa team in 2018.

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