Just leave our conversation on the field. That's the message Manny Machado had for Aaron Judge. Machado finally weighed in Friday after the Yankee slugger was reprimanded by Major League Baseball earlier this week for talking about the Orioles star. "I think it was just blown out of proportion," Machado said, via The Baltimore Sun. "I'm always going to back him up. He's a great kid and has a bright future ahead of him." "Everyone always jokes around about a lot of things, and things that we say on the field usually stay on the field," Machado said. "I've told a lot of people they'd look good in black and orange as well, trying to get guys over here. It's just part of the game. You want to put the best team out there on your field and if I'm a part of this team, I want to bring the best guys over here as much as I can. I want to get a ring as well." Judge caused a stir after sharing with reporters a conversation he had with Machado before a spring game in Sarasota on Wednesday. "Adding him to our lineup that we've already got would be something special," Judge said. "I told him he'd look good in pinstripes." That caught the attention of Major League Baseball.
Manny Machado calls Aaron Judge ‘a great kid’ and says tampering talk ‘blown out of proportion’
New York Daily News | Mar 16