Manny Machado is trying his best to remain focused despite constant trade talk.
"Everywhere, I see it's just Manny, Manny, Manny," Machado said. "It kind of gets a little distracting at times. But it's just a matter of just trying to let it all out.
"Once I come here and step in this clubhouse, I'm just a ballplayer. I'm just trying to win some games. I'm trying to be myself. I'm trying to go out there and have fun. That's the only thing that keeps me going. I love this game so much, and I'm able to go out there every day and put on a show and be the best player I can be out there."
Machado will be a free agent at the end of the season and the Baltimore Orioles have the worst record in the Major Leagues.
"I've had to deal with it all year. It's been nonstop, every city we've gone to, with reporters asking questions," he said. "Like I said before, I've answered all the questions I needed to answer. Obviously there's going to be some more new questions coming out there at that time. I'm sure there's probably going to be quite a few teams that they're going to want to ask questions about. Those are just things that I'm just going to have to deal with it when it comes and just try to enjoy the moment when I get there.
"At the end of the day, it's about enjoying your family, enjoy with your friends and the closest people to you that have gotten you there to that position. Other than that, just enjoy it as much as I can because I'm the starting shortstop and I worked to get there to this position. I'm very grateful and humbled at same time."