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Orioles reach late deal with Machado

August 17, 2010

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with Florida high school shortstop Manny Machado, the third overall pick in this year's amateur draft.

The deal was completed shortly before Monday's midnight deadline.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Machado batted .639 with 12 homers and 56 RBIs in 29 games for Brito Miami Private this season. He also scored 43 runs, hit 27 doubles and stole 17 bases.

The No. 3 pick was the Orioles' highest since 1989, when they took pitcher Ben McDonald with the first overall selection.

Machado signed a letter of intent to play at Florida International -- just in case negotiations with the Orioles didn't produce his first professional contract.

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Earlier on Monday, the Orioles agreed to terms with their seventh-round pick, Matthew Bywater, a left-handed pitcher out of Pepperdine.

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