Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has the attention of Major League Baseball after an apparent recruiting pitch to Orioles shortstop Manny Machado. Judge told reporters before Wednesday's game in Sarasota that adding a player like Machado to the lineup they already have would be something special. He said he asked Machado how he liked short and told him he'd look pretty good in pinstripes. MLB issued a statement in regard to potential tampering, saying the Yankees realize the comments were inappropriate and were not authorized by the club. The Yankees are expected to speak to Judge to ensure it does not happen again.
Machado is set to become one of the top free agents on the market next off-season.