Diamondbacks pursuing Manny Machado

Orioles infielder Manny Machado is heading into his walk year, and it’s highly unlikely that the team will be able to re-sign him before he hits free agency next offseason.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, though, remain engaged with the Orioles on Machado, the most persistent of the teams interested, according to major league sources.

No trade appears close, but for the D-Backs, Machado would be a fascinating addition, possibly the right move at the right time for a franchise ready to win now.