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As pivotal All-Star break arrives, Orioles still weighing interest for top trade chips Machado, Britton, others

As pivotal All-Star break arrives, Orioles still weighing interest for top trade chips Machado, Britton, others

The Orioles enter the All-Star break preparing to navigate one of the club’s most pivotal stretches in determining its future in the weeks leading up to the nonwaiver trade deadline, moves that will serve as the building blocks of the team’s rebuild.

They still have the top trade chip on the market in shortstop Manny Machado, who, at this point, likely won’t be traded before playing in his fourth All-Star Game for the Orioles down the road at Nationals Park. And the trade value of closer Zach Britton, who is just a month into his return from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, increases with every strong late-inning outing he produces.

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