Orioles' Duquette open to trading within AL East
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Manny Machado might not be a member of the Baltimore Orioles next season, but that doesn't mean he won't still be playing in the American League East.

Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette has been taking calls on Machado and a number of his players at the winter meetings, and he hasn't ruled out dealing to any team, even those within the division.

"Well, I think you have to look at the entire market if you're going to accurately assess the market, and the entire market would include teams in the American League East that we compete against," Duquette told Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun on Wednesday.

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are among the teams that have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Machado, who has one year left on his deal before hitting free agency.

Baltimore has dealt with both the Yankees and Red Sox in recent years, but not involving a player as valuable as Machado. While the Red Sox and Yankees both match up well with the Orioles there are some hurdles in a potential Machado deal.

It was reported Tuesday that Orioles owner Peter Angelos wouldn't approve a deal with the Yankees, and Machado's history with some Red Sox players stemming from last year may not make him a welcome addition to their clubhouse. While the Yankees and Red Sox are in need of help at third base - Boston could move Rafael Devers to first - Machado is adamant he wants to play shortstop, a position both AL East suitors have covered.

Orioles' Duquette open to trading within AL East
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