Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018
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Machado joins Dodgers after engaging in Orioles

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "MILWAUKEE (AP) – It's a whole new beginning for Manny Machado after months of uncertainty, perfect time for a new number as well. "data-reactid =" 31 "> MILWAUKEE (AP) – After months of uncertainty, Manny Machado finds it all new Beginning. Perfect time for a new number.

One with an LA story and a Baltimore past.

<p class = "Canvas Atom Canvas Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "On Friday, Machado came to the Los Angeles Dodgers After he had come in during the All-Star break in a blockbuster trade with the Orioles The first players in one of the marquee teams of the game, the second slot in front of the young butcher Max Muncy and his old friend Matt Kemp hit, had two hits and ran twice in Los Angeles "6-4 victory in Milwaukee." Data-reactid = "33"> Machado came to the lot on Friday Angeles Dodgers, having come in a blockbuster deal with the Orioles during the All-Star break and putting one of baseball's best players on one of the game's marquee teams, in front of the young thug Max Muncy and his old friend Matt Kemp hit him two strokes and ran twice in Los Angeles – 6-4 victory in Milwaukee.

Muncy thought e, he might hear about Machado's no. 13 after the deal, and he joked that maybe he just had a new jersey when he arrived at Miller Park. But the 26-year-old Machado decided to try No. 8 with the Dodgers – Kobe Bryant's first number with the Los Angeles Lakers, and the same number Hall of Famer shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. wore a nod to the Orioles

his past and his future.

& # 39; & # 39; I wanted to change it, & # 39; & # 39; said Machado, who in his first at-bat with his new team founded a single in the right field. & # 39; & # 39; New beginning, new journey, new team, so I wanted to go that way. At the end of the day, I have to kick out an athlete. Giant Kobe fan grows up.

Bryant won five NBA titles in 20 seasons with Los Angeles, while the Dodgers have not won the World Series since 1988. This elusive championship is clear in the minds of everyone with Los Angeles after the deal for Machado

"It's not something we did not have every year that I'm here, it's the same," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "It is expected that we will win the World Series, it has not changed."

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm "type =" text "content =" It is a very different situation for Machado, who went from being one of the worst teams in baseball to being at the top of NL West, and made it to the Baltimore playoffs twice and lost to the New York Yankees in 2012 AL Division Series and two years ago to Toronto fall into the wild card game. "Data-reactid =" 39 "> It's a very different situation for Machado, one of the worst teams of baseball went to the top of NL West. Machado made it into the playoffs with Baltimore twice, lost to the New York Yankees in the 2012 Al Division Division and fell two years ago to Toronto in the Wild Card Game.

The Dodgers try for their sixth consecutive division championship. They lost to the Astros in the World Series last year.

& # 39; & # 39; I am here to win. At the end of the day, I want to win a ring, "said Machado, who is eligible for a free agency after this season." Everyone in there wants to win a ring. They came a bit short last year and they want to go back and win. Whatever I can do to make the process as a team easier or better, I am in favor. "

<p class =" canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm "type =" text "content =" The Dodgers representing the outfielder Andrew Toles Oklahoma City opted to make way for Machado, looking for more of the same from the quadruple All-Star: Machado scored in 24 games and 65 RBIs in 96 games with Orioles .315 with a seamless transition from third base to shortstop. "data-reactid =" 42 "> The Dodgers, who opted out-team Andrew Toles to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make way for Machado, are looking for more of the fourfold All-Star, with Machado scoring in 24 games with Orioles on .315 with 24 homers and 65 RBIs as he seamlessly moved from third base to shortstop.

"I think everyone knows what he's capable of." His track record speaks for themselves, "said Kemp. He is one of the best right-handers in baseball, one of the defensive players in baseball. I mean his awards, it's pretty impressive, as young as he is. "

Machado had spent his entire career with Baltimore, writing a farewell letter to the Orioles on Instagram.

Thank you Birdland, you're in my heart forever!" He wrote.

Machado and Kemp snatched a selfie during the All Star game in Washington on Tuesday. The Dodgers and Orioles completed the exchange for five prospective buyers the next day, but Machado said the picture had nothing to do with the potential deal.

"It was a bit out there," he said. & # 39; & # 39; It was possible, not one hundred percent sure. I just wanted to take a picture with everyone who was in second base and it was just that Matt was the first one to get there. Me and Matt go back a long way and take a picture with him, these memories will never be forgotten.

Now they get the chance to collect even more memories.

Roberts said he plans to play Machado as a third-place point, and the two-time winner of the Gold Glove was on his first for the idea some time ago But he wants Machado to get used to life first with the Dodgers.

"It's exciting," said Roberts, "I've got a lot of different setups. Obviously, he makes our club much better. "

Jay Cohen is reachable at https://www.twitter.com/jcohenap

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