Manny started 2012 in AA with the Eastern League’s Bowie BaySox, where he was once again one of the league’s youngest players.
He was a backup in the US’s 17-5 victory over the World in the 2012 Futures Game. He took over at shortstop in the fifth inning for Billy Hamilton.
His first at-bat, he doubled off Ariel Pena, scoring Rob Brantly and Christian Yelich before scoring on a Wil Myers sacrifice fly.
In the sixth inning, he ended their 9-run inning by popping out against Julio Rodriguez. He struck out against Bruce Rondon in the eighth inning his last time at bat.
On August 8th, the Orioles announced that he will be called up to The Show after 108 games with a .266/.350/.431 batting line.
Since J.J. Hardy was playing very well at shortstop for the O’s and the team was in surprising contention for a postseason trip, he was expected to play mostly third base in the big leagues after being virtually entirely a shortstop in the minors.
Machado was assessed by Team Vice President Dan Duquette as follows: “Manny should be a plus defender regardless of where he plays. He’s a five-tool guy who can contribute to our club.
How Much Does Manny Machado Make?
Manny Machado makes a yearly income of $30,000,000 on average. Machado will be paid a basic salary of $30,000,000 in 2022.