Núñez set to join the Orioles

The first move following Manny Machado’s departure from the Orioles will be selecting Renato Núñez’s contract from Triple-A Norfolk as part of a restructuring of the left side of the infield. Núñez, 24, is batting .289/.361/.443 in 565 games with the Tides, including 14 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 25 RBIs. He’s a career .265/.321/.466 hitter in 757 minor league games and belted ... read more

Orioles move into second half without Machado

The reality that Manny Machado no longer played for the Orioles hit them hardest yesterday as they boarded their charter flight to Toronto and gathered for a workout. It will strike them again today as they convene inside the visiting clubhouse at Rogers Centre to begin a three-game series against the Blue Jays. When the lineup card lists somebody else at shortstop. Imagine how fitting ... read more

Scouts offer their opinions on Díaz

The Orioles don’t necessarily have a screaming need for an outfielder as they set about the task of starting their rebuild process, but they listened when the Dodgers offered Yusniel Díaz as part of the five-player package for shortstop Manny Machado. Alex Verdugo was off the table, as were a few of the top young pitchers in the Dodgers system, which threatened to curtail trade ... read more

Duquette on today’s trade and the plan moving forward

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette spent about 19 minutes tonight on a conference call with the local media and provided details on how the Orioles will proceed through the stages of their rebuilding process, with emphasis placed on a truer commitment to international scouting and analytics. They also will increase their front office staff and deepen the farm system in an attempt to gain ... read more

Machado’s tenure with Orioles comes to an end

The inevitable finally became a reality. Resigned to losing shortstop Manny Machado through free agency after the season, the Orioles ended their eight-year relationship by trading him to the Los Angeles Dodgers today for a five-player package headlined by Double-A outfielder Yusniel Díaz, according to sources. The Orioles also will receive third baseman Rylan Bannon, second baseman Breyvic Valera, and right-handers Dean Kremer and ... read more

Machado trade to L.A. in final stages without medical concerns

The Orioles are in the final stages of completing a trade that will send shortstop Manny Machado to the Dodgers in exchange for five players, according to an industry source. They’re in the home stretch. The Dodgers have agreed on the players and there are only some “final points to review,” per the source. Reports surfaced earlier today, including a tweet from MLB Network Radio’s ... read more

Waiting for the Machado trade to become official

The interleague portion of the Orioles schedule after the break doesn’t include the Dodgers. If you want to see Manny Machado, you’ll need to head out West. Or make the drive to Philadelphia for the three-game series that begins on Monday. There’s no “Hug Watch” today because Machado isn’t with his Orioles teammates, but everyone is braced for the trade with the Dodgers to be ... read more

Machado plays five innings in All-Star Game

WASHINGTON - The introduction was more meaningful tonight than in past All-Star Games. Manny Machado stood on the top step of the dugout and waited to hear his name. Batting seventh and playing shortstop ... from the Baltimore Orioles ... It won’t happen again. And not just because he hits higher in the order. Machado will be traded later this week, perhaps as early as ... read more