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Manny Machado honored to be named Most Valuable Oriole

Manny Machado honored to be named Most Valuable Oriole

Toward the end of his best offensive season and an American League MVP candidacy, Manny Machado was humbled to be selected this year’s Most Valuable Oriole. But before Friday’s series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Machado said he’d prefer to help the Orioles reach the postseason over any personal accolades.

“The only thing that matters to me is trying to take this thing to the playoffs, trying to get to the playoffs and roll the dice at the end of the day come October,” Machado said. “We’ve got [nine] more games, however many more innings, and I don’t know how many more outs, but those are the things that matter right...

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