Manny Machado has signed this Official Major League baseball. This baseball has also been authenticated by Major League Baseball with their tamper proof hologram affixed to the ball. Machado is a Dominican-American third baseman and shortstop who is a free agent. He previously played for the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers. Very highly recruited from an early age, he was raised in Miami, where he attended Brito High School and was drafted by the Orioles with the third overall pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. He bats and throws right-handed. Machado made his MLB debut in 2012. In 2013, Machado earned a spot on the American League All-Star team on his way to leading the league in doubles with 51. He was also recognized as one of the best fielders in the game, winning a Gold Glove Award and the 2013 AL Platinum Glove, given to the best defender at any position. Machado won his second Gold Glove in 2015. His defensive prowess has earned him frequent comparisons to the great Orioles third baseman and Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, and he was nicknamed "El Ministro de la Defensa" for his defense heroics during the 2017 World Baseball Classic.