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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Manny Machado disappointed by deal news services

Manny Machado has agreed to a new deal with the Orioles worth $519,000, but the third baseman admits he's slightly disappointed by the contract, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Manny Machado
Manny Machado, who is recovering from offseason knee surgery, told the Baltimore Sun that he is disappointed with his new contract.

"It is disappointing, but at the end of the day, you just have to go out and play," Machado told the Sun.

Machado, 21, will earn a $100,000 bonus for winning the 2013 Platinum Glove Award, which honors the American League's best defender. He made $495,000 last season with a bonus of $25,000 for making the All-Star team.

Machado won't be a free agent until after the 2018 season. He hasn't talked with the Orioles yet about a possible extension, according to the Sun.

"I'd love to be an Oriole forever. I love the organization, I love the fans here. I love everything about this, and putting the uniform on every day," Machado said, according to the Sun. "I just want to be treated fairly. That's it."

Machado played in 156 games last season, his first full one in the majors, and hit .283 with 14 home runs, 71 RBIs and a league-leading 51 doubles.

Machado underwent surgery in October to repair a torn knee ligament and has not appeared in a game this spring. The Orioles hope Machado will be cleared for full baseball activities after an exam on the knee next week.