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A year after his call-up, Manny Machado is still growing as a player
A year after his call-up, Manny Machado is still growing as a player

SAN FRANCISCO — When Manny Machado steps in for his first at-bat Friday night against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, it will mark the one-year anniversary of his major league debut. It may seem like Machado has been in an Orioles uniform much longer, because his impact was instantaneous as he seamlessly fit into the clubhouse and quickly became a major piece of the Orioles' resurgence. But Machado, who last month turned 21 and appeared in his first All-Star Game, is showing signs that he's still growing as a player. "I think it's a story still being written," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "He's a competitive guy. You can...

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