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Five Orioles who could be on the move

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Five Orioles who could be on the move

With the trading deadline just three days away, here are five Orioles who could be on the move.-Jake Arrieta
Arrieta was the Orioles Opening Day pitcher, but after a 3-9 record and a 6.13 ERA, was sent to Norfolk. Lots of teams like his arm, and if the Orioles are somehow able to land a big name or even a semi-big name pitcher, he may be included in the deal.-Brian Matusz
Matusz was sent down to Norfolk four days before Arrieta. A 1-9 record and a 10.69 ERA in 2011 and a 5-10 record and 5.42 ERA this year still hasnt deterred some teams from asking about him. Hes a left-hander who could be in a semi-big name pitcher deal.-Luis Ayala
Ayala started the season with 13 consecutive scoreless appearances, but since then has an ERA of 4.01. The Orioles have lots of arms in the bullpen, and Ayala could be wanted by a team who wants an effective right-hander.-Matt Lindstrom
Like Ayala, Lindstrom started the year strongly, but since returning from a six-week absence due to a torn ligament in his right middle finger, hes struggled and has a 6.40 ERA. At 32, Lindstrom is two years younger than Ayala.-Mark Reynolds
Since his move from third to first base, Reynolds erratic defense has improved, but his offense hasnt. He had 37 home runs a year ago. This year, he has eight. The Orioles have tried to move him before. At 28, he might be worth a gamble for a team looking for a power hitter.Also could be on the move:
Chris Tillman, Miguel Gonzalez, Kevin Gregg, Miguel Socolovich, Tommy Hunter, Zach Britton
The Orioles have some depth in both starting and relief pitching, and all six have drawn some interest.

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2018 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Manny Machado maintains big lead among A.L. shortstops

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2018 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Manny Machado maintains big lead among A.L. shortstops

Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado took an even larger lead in the latest update for 2018 MLB All-Star Game voting.

The superstar shortstop maintained his position at the top of American League shortstops in the second round of All-Star voting updates, released Tuesday morning. 

After the first ballot was released, Machado led the shortstops category by over 100,00 votes.

This week, he now holds north of a 200,000-vote lead over last year’s American League starter, Carlos Correa.

The Astros’ Correa jumped from fourth to second this past week while the Indians’ Francisco Lindor dropped to third.  

Machado now has 671,133 votes, seventh among all American League players. For the second straight week, Machado remained the only Orioles player on the list.

Through 69 games in 2018, Machado is batting .310 with 18 home runs, 15 doubles and 53 RBIs. He is posting his best OPS (.945) and on-base percentage (.377) in his career, a bright spot for the O’s, who sit dead last in MLB with a 20-50 record.

The All-Star voting will be open until July 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET and fans can vote five times every 24 hours.

The next AL voting update will be announced June 26.

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2018 MLB All-Star Game Voting Results: Orioles' Manny Machado leading all American League shortstops in All-Star Game votes

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2018 MLB All-Star Game Voting Results: Orioles' Manny Machado leading all American League shortstops in All-Star Game votes

The Orioles' Manny Machado is the early leader among American League shortstops in the first results of All-Star voting released by Major League Baseball Tuesday.

Machado holds a lead of 110,131 votes over the Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor. 

No other Orioles' player is on the list, and Adam Jones isn't listed among the top-15 of outfielders. 

The Astros' Carlos Correa was last year’s starting shortstop for the American League, but is in fourth place with 206,707 votes, trailing the Yankees' Didi Gregorius who has 208,583.

The next AL voting update will be announced June 19.