Manny Machado Rumors: Dodgers Are ‘Leading Contender’ Ahead of Phillies, Brewers

Manny Machado Rumors: Dodgers Are ‘Leading Contender’ Ahead of Phillies, Brewers

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly the leading contenders to land Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado via trade, according to Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

Heyman added that while the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers have an “outside chance,” talks between the O’s and Dodgers are heading “toward the finish line.”

Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com had reported Monday that Philadelphia was “the most likely destination” for Machado, but Heyman is expecting a deal to get done with the Dodgers this week. 

The 26-year-old Machado is in the midst of his best season, hitting .315 with 24 home runs and 65 RBI.

The four-time All-Star is on pace for career highs in most major offensi

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