Dodgers Rumors: Los Angeles Has Inquired About Trade For Manny Machado

As the struggling Baltimore Orioles prepare to deal Manny Machado (a pending unrestricted free agent) before the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers are one of eight teams that have already expressed interest in making a deal for him, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

The inquiries have begun. The Phillies, Cardinals, Braves, Dodgers, Brewers, Mets, Angels, and Mariners are all expected to dip their toes in the water to see what it would take. If the Orioles had a wish list, they'd probably want to do something with the Cardinals and extract a couple of pitching prospects.

Los Angeles also pursued a trade for Machado this offseason before the Orioles ultimately decided they didn't like any of the offers that were on the able and chose to keep him for at least the first half of the season.

However, if the Dodgers don't land him via a trade, they plan to pursue both Machado and Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper, who will also be a free agent, after the season.

The Yankees are thought of as the favorite to sign him in free agency this winter, but the Dodgers have recently emerged as a serious threat.

Machado is batting .312 with 18 home runs and 50 RBIs in 64 games so far this season.

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