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Machado era in Baltimore ends, traded to Dodgers

Posted: 7:42 PM, Jul 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 11:32:48-04
Machado era in Baltimore ends, traded to Dodgers

Manny Machado has played his last game in an Orioles uniform, and is heading to the West Coast.

The Baltimore Orioles confirmed trading their star shortstop to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for five minor league players.

In return for Machado, the birds acquired outfielder Yusniel Diaz, third baseman Rylan Bannon, right handed pitchers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop along with second baseman Breyvic Valera.

Of the five prospects, only Valera has Major League experience. According to MLB.Com, Diaz was rated the Dodgers number four prospect with Bannon and Kremer rated at 27 and 28 respectively.

The Orioles have already announced Valera will be assigned to Triple A Norfolk, while the other four players will head to Double A Bowie.

Machado was in the last year of his contract and set to enter free agency at seasons end. He first joined the Orioles organization as the club's first round, third overall selection in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.