The Baltimore Orioles are currently playing .500 ball, a 12-12 record and are 5-5 in their last 10 games. Winning the American League East requires many moves and Manny Machado is now a part of one.
A few short months ago Steve Lombardozzi was considered important enough to net a top-flight starting pitcher in a trade.
Then, a little after that, he was only good enough to net a veteran infielder who wasn’t going to make a big league roster (and who was subsequently released).
Now he’s a waste of 25-man roster space: he was just optioned to Triple-A to make room for Manny Machado.
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