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Manny Machado's abrupt mid-game departure gives Orioles tuneup for the inevitable

Manny Machado's abrupt mid-game departure gives Orioles tuneup for the inevitable

As the Orioles’ clubhouse cleared out for the All-Star break Sunday, Manny Machado was sent to his fourth All-Star Game with well-wishes from his teammates — a few fistbumps, several hugs and a lot of good lucks as he goes on to perform on one of baseball’s biggest stages.

He will wear an Orioles uniform in Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Nationals Park — manager Buck Showalter said that much after the team’s 6-5 win over the Texas Rangers — but anything after that is no given as the Orioles continue to move toward trading their best player before the nonwaiver trade deadline July 31.

Machado could have played in his final game at Camden Yards on Sunday, and if he did, he gave...

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