Sport Report: Orioles, Machado agree to $16M deal

23:55  12 january  2018
23:55  12 january  2018 Source:   theScore

Manny Machado expected to remain with Orioles

  Manny Machado expected to remain with Orioles Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado probably isn’t going anywhere. Not this offseason, anyway. The MVP-caliber talent has been the center of speculation for much of the offseason. That is, despite how slow-going it has become. He’s been on the trade block for most of it as well. But teams around the league believe the Orioles are overplaying their hand. After all, Machado is set to become a free agent after next season.

Per's Mark Feinsand, Machado and the Orioles agreed to terms on a $ 16 million deal for 2018 that also includes awards incentives. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

Yankees can talk to Machado first, agree to terms and then acquire and extend him in one swoop. Last week, the Baltimore Orioles were reportedly unwilling to deal Manny Machado to a team that would flip the star infielder to the New York Yankees, but the right offer might change Peter Angelos'

a man wearing a baseball uniform throwing a ball © Jason Miller / Getty Images Sport / Getty Manny Machado and the Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration after all.

The Orioles and Machado reportedly reached agreement on a $16-million contract for the 2018 season on Friday, according to Mark Feinsand of

The contract also apparently contains unspecified incentives based on Machado winning awards this season, per Feinsand.

Baltimore appeared to be headed for a hearing with its star third baseman earlier Friday when it was reported the sides had failed to come to terms on a deal for the coming season. However, it appears that the sides negotiated past Friday's 1 p.m. ET deadline for exchanging arbitration numbers

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Peter Schmuck: Orioles have done nothing to chase away the gloom .
The headlines tell the whole story. The big Orioles news this weekend is that the team signed four more minor league players - three of them at least 29 years old. The other news involved the revelation that 2017 12th-round draft choice Tucker Baca has been suspended for 60 days for a performance-enhancing drug violation. So, tell me, is this any way to spend the last week before Orioles FanFest?Next Saturday, thousands of Orioles fans will crowd into the Baltimore Convention Center to celebrate the unofficial start of the 2018 season and, at the moment, all they really have to talk about is the unpleasant end of 2017.


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