Manuel Arturo Machado (born July 6, 1992) is a Dominican-American professional third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball. He attended Brito High School in Miami. Machado was drafted by the Orioles with the third overall pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He bats and throws right-handed.
In 2013, Machado established himself as an exciting young talent, earning a spot on the American League All-Star team on his way to leading the league in doubles with 51. He was also recognized as one of the best fielders in the game, winning a Gold Glove and the 2013 AL Platinum Glove, given to the best defender at any position. His defensive prowess has earned him frequent comparisons to former Orioles' third baseman and Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson.
By Dean Hanley
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