Now, it seems it is only a matter of time before a deal is announced, after many signs during the Orioles Sunday evening matchup against the Rangers are pointing to an earlier than expected departure from Charm City.
According to multiple reports, the Baltimore Orioles are vetting final medical evaluations and have agreed to the structure of a deal to trade Machado. The Orioles drafted Machado out of Brito High School in Miami, Fla., with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft.
Duquette then said the club previously attempted to extend Machado.
"I'm just anxious about the game today and whatever happens moving forward will happen", said Machado, who will represent the Orioles in the All-Star Game.
All three of those teams wanted Machado's services for three months instead of just having him as a two-month rental at the July 31 waiver deadline. "I thank God. I thank my family for always supporting me, my teammates, the fans, the organization". Chris Taylor has been a solid fill-in, with a.786 OPS, 11 home runs, 41 RBI, 21 doubles and an NL-leading eight triples this season. For the Red Sox, the important detail here is that all of Machado's potential suitors reside in the National League; it appears that the Orioles are not interested in trading their franchise shortstop within the AL East, whether to the Yankees or Boston. "You're smart. I think you know what's going on".
Machado could certainly be traded soon after the All-Star Game. I've got a lot of clothes in my locker and in my room. Most of the teams seriously considering Machado have a well-established shortstop that they would be unwilling to move to third base.