The Baltimore Orioles completed a trade yesterday afternoon that sent Danny Valencia to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder David Lough. It’s a bit of an interesting move given that Manny Machado is still recovering from knee surgery, however this possibly points to Machado being ready for Opening Day – which has been the goal all along. Lough, who can play all three outfield positions, hit .286 for Kansas City in 2013. Dan Duquette seemed to indicate that Lough would be a replacement of sorts for Nate McLouth, who signed with Washington earlier this off season. He’ll be an immediate candidate for left field duties, along with Nolan Reimold.