Manny Machado is addressing comments he made during the postseason that have become a story line during his free agency.
When asked by Ken Rosenthal about his failure to run hard at all times, Machado famously said: "I'm not the type of player that's going to be 'Johnny Hustle.'"
"When I was asked that question, I was definitely on the defensive, and I was wrong to answer it the way that I did, because looking back, it doesn't come across how I meant it," Machado said. "For me, I was trying to talk about how I'm not the guy who is eye wash. There's a difference between fake hustle for show and being someone who tries hard to win. I've always been the guy who does whatever he can to win for his team.
"But I know how I said it and how that came across, and it's something I take responsibility for. I look forward to talking with each GM and owner that we meet with about that, or any other questions they have."