Machado 'relieved' to join Dodgers

Reuters
Machado 'relieved' to join Dodgers
Machado 'relieved' to join Dodgers

Manny Machado was activated by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, the culmination of what's been a wild week for the former Baltimore Orioles shortstop. “I'm relieved,” Machado said at his introductory press conference. “Relieved it finally got done. It's exciting to be here. It's a great group. Great organization, with a lot of baseball history. I'll just come here and be myself and try to fit into the club around here.” Trade rumors have surrounded Machado for most the year as the Orioles have struggled from the start of the season. Reports that the 26-year-old was headed to the Dodgers came out before Tuesday night's All-Star Game, where Machado sported a Baltimore uniform for the last time.

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