The Baltimore Orioles selected Machado third overall in the 2010 MLB draft. He was the second high school player and second position player drafted.
On August 16, 2010, he inked a $5.25 million contract just minutes before the deadline.
Machado spent the summer of 2010 playing for USA Baseball’s 18-and-under national team while his agent Scott Boras was negotiating his contract. When the Orioles hosted the New York Yankees in mid-September, Machado was presented.
Machado reported to the Orioles minor league complex on August 22 in order to join the Gulf Coast League Orioles. On August 27, 2010, Machado made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Orioles, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
He was the designated hitter for the team. In his second game with the Orioles, Machado hit his first professional home run.
On August 30, 2010, Machado made his New York–Penn League debut with the Low-A Aberdeen IronBirds, going 1-for-3 with a single.
He was lifted after the fifth inning after playing shortstop instead of DH like he did with the Orioles. Machado started the 2011 season at shortstop for the Delmarva Shorebirds.
Before May 1, he hit five home runs and was named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the week of April 25 to May 1.
He returned from a knee injury and played in the SAL All-Star Game on June 21, 2011, after missing many weeks with the ailment.
He was promoted to the High-A Frederick Keys after the game. He was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game in 2012.
Does Manny Machado Have Any Kids?
Manny Machado and his wife Yainee Alonso don’t have any kids yet. The couple has been married since 2013.