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Orioles likely to trade Manny Machado shortly after All-Star Game; top Dodgers prospect targeted

Orioles likely to trade Manny Machado shortly after All-Star Game; top Dodgers prospect targeted

It appears that Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Nationals Park will be Manny Machado’s last game in an Orioles uniform.

The Orioles continued to close in on finalizing a trade to send Machado to a contender — with the Los Angeles Dodgers appearing to be the leading suitor — and a source said that a deal will likely be completed over the next 72 hours. A deal for the American League All-Star team’s starting shortstop could be completed as soon as Wednesday, and will almost definitely occur before the Orioles resume their regular season Friday night in Toronto.

In the AL clubhouse before Tuesday’s game, Machado faced one more national media swell. Asked whether he believed he...

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