Manny Machado’s questionable hustle ‘no secret,’ Dodgers’ Andrew Friedman says

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CARLSBAD, Calif. — Andrew Friedman knew he was getting a player who didn’t hustle all the time when he traded for four-time All-Star Manny Machado. Still, Friedman, the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ president of baseball operations, was willing to acquire him because his good points outweighed the bad.

“He got booed in Baltimore three weeks before we traded for him,” Friedman said Tuesday at the general managers meetings. “It’s not like it was a secret. I think it’s never a fun thing to watch, at least from my perspective and vantage point, but I do think it’s important to dig further into that, and I think there are times when guys do that and they don’t really care. And I think there are other times where guys do it and they really do care, and by care I mean the effort they put into their work, the type of teammate they are, and Manny checks all those boxes.”



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