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.
By Domenic A. Vadala -
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Domenic A. Vadala
I’ve been in and around sports since I was a child as a player, coach, and a fan. I consistently led the league in technical fouls when I was a basketball coach, and one famous incident I was tossed out of a game for protecting a player from poor officiating. The Orioles beat the Oakland A’s 4-2 the first time my father took me to Memorial Stadium as a kid, and I was hooked for life. While the “old lady” was far from a thing of beauty, to that point I had never seen grass so green, tasted hot dogs so good, or smelled beer so cold! Since that day many years ago, each time I'm at a ballgame I pay a bit of homage to that eight year old boy sitting in Memorial Stadium with his father. See you at the yard!