Baltimore Orioles All-Star Shortstop Manny Machado has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a package of five prospects, sources Jerry Crasnick told ESPN, confirming several reports.
Players send Los Angeles to Baltimore will be outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-handed Dean Kremer, third baseman Ryan Bannon, right-handed helper Zach Pop and third baseman Breyvic Valera.
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The deal came to a snag on Wednesday after several reports, and the Orioles had some problems regarding the physical condition of one the prospects that Los Angeles had agreed to.
According to Fancred, the problem was not linked to Diaz, the heart of the deal.
Machado, 26, has offensively made the best start to his career by putting together several career-high numbers for the first season of the season, including home runs (23), RBIs (64), OBP (.384) and OPS ( .950)
In his first year as a full-time shortstop in the majors, Machado was selected as a starter for the American League in this year's All-Star Game.
A Platinum Glove Award winner and three-time All-Star third seed, Machado returned to his original position this season.
As for prospects, Diaz, the 21
Kremer, 22, is 6-3 with a 3.03 ERA and 125 strikeouts in 86 innings this season for Double-A Tulsa.
Bannon, a third baseman for the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, beats with 20 homers and 61 RBIs .296.
Pop spent time in Class A and Double A dies (19659013) Manny Machado, offensive for the best start of his career, will be a free agent after the 2018 season. Shawn Thew / EPA
Valera, 26, beats this season with 28.24 strokes.
A first round in 2010 (third overall), Machado is scheduled to become a free agent after the game's 2018 season.
Machado was limited to 82 games in 2014, but he has at least 156 games in each of the last three seasons played. He has beaten at least 30 homeruns and 30 doubles in each of these three seasons, making him one of just three players – and the only one in the AL – to reach these two brands every season since 2015.
The Orioles viewed as the price of this summer's trading market had spoken with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Milwaukee Brewers, the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cleveland Indians about possible trading arrangements for Machado  with the Phillies, whose Front Office is loaded with former Orioles officials involved in the development and development of Machado for Baltimore in 2010 – including President Andy MacPhail, General Manager Matt Klentak and Assistant GM Ned Rice.