WASHINGTON — On the night of the All-Star Game, Manny Machado proudly will represent the Baltimore Orioles, the only team for which he has played in the big leagues.
It just might be his final appearance in a Baltimore uniform. With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline looming, it won’t be long before the four-time AL All-Star is dealt from the last-place Orioles to a contender.
Machado was drafted by the Orioles with the third overall pick in 2010 and has been a starter in Baltimore since 2012. His contract expires after this season, and the Orioles don’t have enough money to keep the 26-year-old shortstop and build a decent team around him.