MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli writes today that Manny Machado, All Star third baseman of the Baltimore Orioles, remains focused on the job at hand.
“We got a couple different faces, but I think we got a real good group here,” he said. “A special group that’s going to surprise a lot of people.”
Machado, who will be a free agent after the 2018 season, is one of several Orioles who could be nearing the end of their time in Baltimore. He’s gearing up for an unusual spring, in which he’ll play a handful of games at shortstop early before leaving to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. He’s excited to represent his country, to play in front of his family.