Manny Machado says he would like to remain with Orioles
The Manny Machado trade rumors heated up after the Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Monday that Corey Seager would miss the rest of the season due to Tommy John surgery. Machado seems to be putting those rumors aside and says he would like to remain with the Orioles.
The Baltimore infielder, who moved back to shortstop this season, said on Tuesday that he wants to stay with the O’s.
"I would like to stay here. This is a team we’ve been together the last seven years. I want to win with this team. Come July, Come August, come tomorrow, I can’t control that destiny. I just got to go out there and do whatever I can today." -Manny Machado
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) May 1, 2018
Speaking to the media prior to the Orioles’ game against the Los Angeles Angels, Machado also said that he wouldn’t be too likely to sign an extension with a team that trades for him.
Manny Machado says he’s like to stay with Orioles all year. If traded, he sounded unlikely to consider an extension with the new team but, he said, “There’s a price for everything.”
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) May 1, 2018
Machado has begun the season on fire as he’s batting .361 with seven doubles and nine homers, good for a 1.124 OPS. In his final season with the Orioles before he hits free agency, Machado was the subject of multiple trade rumors over the offseason. Baltimore decided to hold onto him to start the season, but after a poor start, they could be inclined to trade him before this year’s deadline.