Update (6:05 p.m.): The Dodgers have officially acquired star shortstop Manny Machado from the Orioles for prospects Yusniel Díaz, Rylan Bannon, Breyvic Valera, Dean Kremer, and Zach Pop
After reportedly hitting a snag earlier in the day, it seems imminent that Manny Machado will be traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to multiple national reports.
The teams are indeed confident they’ve gotten past the brief medical blip, and so Manny Machado will be a Dodger. Big move for LA, necessary one for the O’s.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 18, 2018
The Dodgers are in the final stages of acquiring Manny Machado from the Orioles, I’m told. The expectation is the two sides will be able to navigate any last-minute hurdles to complete the trade.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 18, 2018
Looks like the Machado trade to the #dodgers will go through. #orioles getting back 5 players. Told just some "final points to review" and that medical concerns have been "all but addressed." Not a deal-breaker. So stay tuned— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) July 18, 2018
The Orioles are reportedly receving five prospects from the Dodgers in exchange for Machado. Outfielder Yusniel Diaz is the headline name to know.
The return to the Orioles for Manny Machado: OF Yusniel Diaz, 3B Rylan Bannon, RHP Dean Kremer, RHP Zach Pop and 2B Breyvic Valera.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 18, 2018
Diaz is the only top-100 type. Kremer could be a dude. Bannon undersized 3B crushing in Cal League. Pop is a reliever, Valera 26-year-old in AAA.
Diaz, 21, is hitting .314 with six home runs at Double-A this season. He also has 10 doubles, four triples, and 41 walks to 39 strikeouts.
Machado has spent his entire seven-year career with the Orioles after Baltimore took him No. 3 overall in the 2010 MLB Draft. With the Orioles, Machado is a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner.
He become a free agent after the 2018 season at just 26 years old.
The Dodgers currently lead the NL West with a 53-43 record. The Giants are four games behind at 50-48.