Right after the All-Star break this season, Manny Machado was involved in a trade that sent the shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Manny was a big reason why the Dodgers got back to the World Series but ultimately fell short of their goal. Yesterday, he sent a thank you message to the Dodgers via Instagram for everything that they have done for him this far.
I’d like to thank the Los Angeles Dodgers organization for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play for a World Series title. Wearing that iconic Dodger Blue everyday was truly an honor. To Doc, the coaching staff and the boys, it was a privilege going into battle with all of you! Something I’ll never forget!! Thank you to the Dodgers staff and front office for welcoming me and my wife with open arms from day one. To the Dodger Faithful and Pantone 294, you guys are amazing! 50,000 strong, bleeding Dodger Blue night in and night out. Thank you for making my experience as a Dodger, one I will cherish forever. I know we didn’t achieve our goal of bringing a championship back to Chavez Ravine, but there is no doubt in my mind that with this group of guys a World Series Title is on the horizon. Gracias por hacerme sentir como en casa.
Machado is getting set to hit the free agent market and will be allowed to re-sign or sign with any other team.
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