The New York Yankees have made a strong trade offer to the Baltimore Orioles for star shortstop Manny Machado, reports Jon Heyman of

sources: yankees have made a strong offer for manny machado. haven’t heard they are the favorite, but they are clearly a player at this point. @Ken_Rosenthal said there was “increased” interest from NYY a couple days ago.

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 11, 2018

Rumours surrounding the pending free agent have kicked into overdrive during the past week, with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox reportedly also in pursuit. The 26-year-old is enjoying a monster season, slashing .314/.385/.574 with 23 home runs and 3.6 WAR, per FanGraphs.

Machado perhaps further boosted his trade value on Tuesday night, smashing two home runs to help the Orioles to a 6-5 win over the Yankees.

The Yankees boast one of the strongest farm systems in baseball and thus have the ability to outbid other teams for Machado. It’s not known what players were included in the reported proposal, but according to Roch Kubatko of, top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield was not included. …read more



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