Orioles trade Machado to the Dodgers

The All-Star shortstop is leaving the Orioles after seven seasons in Baltimore

Brayton Wilson
July 18, 2018 - 8:03 am

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The Manny Machado era with the Baltimore Orioles has come to an end.

On Wednesday, the Orioles traded the four-time All-Star to the Los Angeles Dodgers for five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-handed pitchers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, and third basemen Rylan Bannon and Breyvic Valera.

Machado, 26, has spent parts of the last seven seasons with the Orioles, batting a career .283 average and 162 home runs. This season, Machado is batting .315 with 24 home runs and 64 runs-batted-in on an Orioles team that is 28-69 and in last place in the AL East.

Machado is expected to make his debut with the Dodgers on Friday when they start a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Diaz is the main piece of the trade going back to Baltimore, being is one of the Dodgers' top prospects and listed as the 84th best prospect in Major League Baseball. In his time playing for the Double-A, Tulsa Drillers this season in the Texas League, Diaz was batting .314 with six home runs and 30 RBIs. He immediately becomes the second-best prospect in the Orioles' pipeline behind third baseman, Ryan Mountcastle.

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