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Manny Machado arrives at camp happy to be an Oriole, excited for transition to shortstop

Manny Machado arrives at camp happy to be an Oriole, excited for transition to shortstop

Manny Machado acknowledges there were some fleeting moments this offseason when he thought he might have played his final game for the Orioles as trade rumors swirled around him.

Even as Machado’s equipment bag was unpacked Saturday morning as he arrived for spring training at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, there’s no guarantee he remains in an Orioles uniform through the season.

“Hopefully I’m here all year and we’re in the World Series,” Machado said. “That would be awesome. It crossed my mind a little bit when the trade talks were going that I might not be able to see these guys again … see my coaches and see the guys that I’ve known for the last seven years. At one point,...

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