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The Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly continue to discuss a potential trade for Baltimore Orioles infielder Manny Machado, but a finalized deal isn’t imminent.

On Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the D-backs remain the “most persistent” potential suitor for the O’s slugger.

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are among the other possible landing spots, but general manager Dan Duquette convincing team owner Peter Angelos to trade a major asset to an AL East division rival “likely would be difficult,” per Rosenthal.

Machado saw his baseline numbers drop last season with a .259/.310/.471 triple-slash line. He still hit 33 home runs, however, marking the third straight year he topped 30 homers.

The 25-year-old Florida native can become a free agent after the 2018 campaign. Sources told Rosenthal last month he’s interested in making a full-time move to shortstop, which would bolster his value on the open market, after spending most of his major league career at third base.

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