Manny Machado will get to play this week where it all started for him – in Baltimore.
The San Diego Padres third baseman, reports MLB.com, will be in the field for for at least one of the games against his old team, the Baltimore Orioles.
He debuted for them as a rookie nearly seven years ago, before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers last year. He came to the Padres in a blockbuster free agent signing last winter.
“I feel like I grew up there,” Machado told MLB.com, of Baltimore. “I’m just excited to be back, (to) play in front of that crowd again.”
Machado, who is in the midst of an 11-game hit streak, is facing a one-game suspension after being thrown out of a June 15 game against the Colorado Rockies.
He’s appealing the decision, which could affect one of the two games the Padres will play in Baltimore.
The Padres’ series with the Orioles begins Tuesday. After an off-day, they return to Petco Park Friday to play the St. Louis Cardinals.
– Staff reports
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