Report: Yankees looking to enter Manny Machado sweepstakes
The New York Yankees are reportedly interested in trading for Manny Machado according to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, a move that would add another right-handed power bat to their lineup.
Sources: #Yankees showing increased interest in #Orioles’ Machado. https://t.co/Vm58CQmFUc $
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 10, 2018
The 26-year-old has 21 home runs, 60 RBIs while hitting .313/.382/.560 with the Orioles this season. If New York is able to pull the trigger on a deal, Machado would be joining a highly touted lineup that already has Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez.
Rosenthal reported that any deal involving Machado wouldn’t take place before the All-Star Game which means that he should be representing the Baltimore Orioles in Washinton D.C.
The Yankees aren’t the only team interested Machado. Rosenthal reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers have shown a lot of interest in the shortstop who is expected to be the top target in this year’s trade deadline.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs have also been connected to the Orioles in recent reports.
According to Rosenthal, Orioles’ executive vice-president Dan Duquette would prefer to send Machado to the National League rather than to a division rival. However, Duquette told The Baltimore Sun back in December that he would consider a trading Machado to an AL East team but they would probably have to pay a steeper price.
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