On Tuesday night, Baltimore Orioles shortstop suited up in an Orioles uniform for the last time. After his night was over and he was pulled from the All-Star Game, Machado experienced another final moment.
After Machado’s performance in the All-Star Game, Baltimore’s Twitter account sent the final message that the All-Star’s days with the club were over.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 18, 2018
The 26-year-old shortstop went into the clubhouse and changed out his uniform, the one he has come to know since being drafted No. 3 overall in 2010, for the final time. After changing, he quickly got out before having to face any more questions from reporters.
Manny out. pic.twitter.com/qnFeVzbVlC
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) July 18, 2018
While a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers isn’t official, it’s all but a certainty to happen at this point. Baltimore’s All-Star shortstop had an iconic moment during the All-Star Game when he took a selfie with future teammate Matt Kemp.
Now that he is out of the stadium and out of uniform, Machado can just relax knowing months of trade rumors and drama around him are almost certainly over.
It should be a weight off his back and allow him to just focus on competing with his new team.