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Peter Angelos might veto any Manny Machado trade


The Baltimore Orioles have spent over a week considering possible Manny Machado trades. It’s a simple calculation, really. They don’t think they can sign him when he becomes a free agent after the 2018 season and they’re trying to get something for him rather than nothing but a draft pick.

Jim Bowden of Sirius XM and The Athletic hears, however, that Orioles’ ownership may not be willing to sign off on trading Manny Machado even if GM Dan Duquette can strike a deal. Bowden says that eight teams have made offers to the O’s for Machado.

It was previously reported that Peter Angelos wouldn’t trade Machado to an interdivisional rival like the Yankees, which is understandable. But it now seems like he’s hesitant to trade Machado anywhere. That could be because he’s worried that an acquiring team might flip Machado to the Yankees, which is a distinct possibility. It could be, though, that he just doesn’t want to part with his star player.

The Orioles are reportedly eager to be done with the Machado drama, one way or another, this week. If Angelos is looming with his veto pen, it may very well be “the other.”

Bradley Zimmer to miss 8-12 months after shoulder surgery

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Indians outfielder Bradley Zimmer is out for the year after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, the team announced Saturday. The projected recovery timetable spans anywhere from 8-12 months, which puts Zimmer’s return in the second half of the 2019 season, assuming that all goes well.

Zimmer, 25, had not made an appearance for the Indians since June 3. He racked up a cumulative nine weeks on the major- and minor-league disabled lists this season and will have finished his year with a .226/.281/.330 batting line, seven extra-base hits, and four stolen bases in 114 plate appearances.

The outfielder reportedly sustained his season-ending injury during a workout in Triple-A Columbus, where’s Joe Noga says Zimmer began feeling discomfort in his shoulder after completing a set of one-handed throwing drills. Comments from club manager Terry Francona suggest that the Indians have every reason to believe that he’ll make a full recovery by next summer, though it’s not yet clear whether or not he’ll need additional time to readjust to a full workload when he takes the field again.