Jeff Samardzija

What happens if Machado is named an All-Star but is dealt before the All-Star Game?

What happens if Machado is named an All-Star but is dealt before the All-Star Game?

Manny Machado is likely to be named the Orioles’ sole representative to this year’s All-Star Game on Sunday, but what happens if he is traded before the game is played July 17 at Nationals Park?

The Orioles could conceivably be left without a representative in an All-Star Game being played just 40 miles away from downtown Baltimore.

Major League Baseball would have to cross that bridge if it occurs, and it is possible that the Orioles move Machado before the game. The team is fielding offers from seven teams, several of whom would like to acquire the three-time All-Star sooner than later because they are entrenched in close playoff races.

But there is no precedent for a...

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