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After busy offseason, Manny Machado set to take the next step

After busy offseason, Manny Machado set to take the next step

Manny Machado found peace this offseason staring into the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean while on his honeymoon in the Maldives, a chain of tiny islands about 370 miles from the nearest mainland. In the 10 December days Machado spent there as a newlywed with his wife, Yainee, he was able to put all his concerns to the side. Staying in a thatched hut held above the water by stilts, with a short staircase that led into the lagoon below, he had no worries. He never reached for his cellphone. If he had, he probably wouldn't have had any reception. For Machado, it was just the escape he needed, especially after the past two years. "I think that helped me more than...

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