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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2018

ORIOLES ACQUIRE FIVE PLAYERS FROM THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS
IN EXCHANGE FOR INF MANNY MACHADO
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired OF YUSNIEL DÍAZ, INF RYLAN BANNON, INF BREYVIC
VALERA, RHP DEAN KREMER, and RHP ZACH POP from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for INF MANNY
MACHADO. Valera has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, while Díaz, Bannon, Kremer, and Pop have been assigned
to Double-A Bowie.
Díaz, 21, batted .314/.428/.477 (69-for-220) with 10 doubles, four triples, six home runs, 36 runs, and
30 RBI in 59 games for Double-A Tulsa. His .428 on-base percentage currently ranks second-highest in the Texas
League. Over 258 career minor league games, Diaz hit .288/.363/.437 (285-for-989) with 41 doubles, 14 triples,
26 home runs, 142 runs, and 139 RBI. He was selected to participate in the 2017 Rising Stars Game at the
Arizona Fall League. He was a 2018 non-roster Spring Training invitee. He was named to the World Team for the
2018 MLB Futures Game and became only the second player ever to homer twice in the game. Díaz is currently
ranked as the 84th overall prospect in Major League Baseball and the fourth-best prospect in the Dodgers
organization by MLB.com. He was originally signed by the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent on November 21,
2015.
Bannon, 22, batted .296/.402/.559 (100-for-338) with 17 doubles, six triples, 20 home runs, 58 runs,
and 61 RBI in 89 games for Class A-Advanced Rancho Cucamonga this season. Over 129 career minor league
games, Bannon hit .308/.409/.569 (150-for-487) with 25 doubles, six triples, 30 home runs, 97 runs, and 91
RBI. He was named a 2017 MiLB.com Organizational All-Star and to the 2017 Baseball America Rookie League
All-Star team. He has been twice named California League Player of the Week this season and was named a
California League Mid-Season All-Star. He leads the California League with 20 home runs and a .402 on-base
percentage. Bannon is currently ranked as the Dodgers 27th-best prospect according to MLB.com. He was
originally selected in the eighth round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft.
Valera, 26, has split this season between the Dodgers and Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 56 games with
Oklahoma City, he batted .284/.350/.433 (57-for-201) with six home runs, 36 runs, and 25 RBI. Prior to 2018,
Valera had spent his entire career in the St. Louis Cardinals organization before being traded to the Dodgers on
April 1. He made his Major League debut on September 5, 2017 with the Cardinals, and has batted .154 (6-for-
39) with four RBI in 25 career Major League games. In 856 career minor league games, he batted .302/.359/.389
(951-for-3,149) with 138 doubles, 38 triples, 20 home runs, 455 runs, and 329 RBI. Valera is a two-time MiLB.com
Organizational All-Star and three-time Mid-Season All-Star. He was originally signed by St. Louis as a non-drafted
free agent on May 13, 2010.
Kremer, 22, went a combined 6-3 with a 3.03 ERA (29 ER/86.0 IP) and 125 strikeouts against just 29
walks in 17 starts between Class A-Advanced Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa this season. He spent most
of the year with Rancho Cucamonga, pitching to a record of 5-3 with a 3.30 ERA (29 ER/79.0 IP) in 16 starts
before being promoted to Tulsa on July 5. In his Double-A debut, Kremer worked 7.0-shutout innings, allowing
three hits with three walks and a career-high-tying 11 strikeouts. Over 62 career games (29 starts), he has gone
9-8 with a 3.78 ERA (83 ER/197.2 IP) and 256 strikeouts. He was named a 2018 California League Mid-Season
All-Star, and currently ranks as the 28th-best prospect in the Dodgers organization, according to MLB.com. He was
originally selected by the Dodgers in the 14th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft.
Pop, 21, made 30 appearances between Class-A Great Lakes and Class-A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga
this season, going a combined 1-2 with seven saves, a 1.04 ERA (5 ER/43.1 IP), and 47 strikeouts against 13
walks. He went 1-2 with seven saves, a 0.93 ERA (5 ER/48.1 IP), and 52 strikeouts in 35 career minor league
games. He was promoted to Double-A Tulsa on July 16 after allowing one run in his last 40.2 innings pitched. He
went 0-2 with a 2.20 ERA (4 ER/16.1 IP) and 24 strikeouts in 11 games for Class-A Great Lakes. He appeared in
19 games for Class A-Advanced Rancho Cucamonga, going 1-0 with seven saves, a 0.33 ERA (1 ER/27.0 IP), and
23 strikeouts. Pop was originally selected in the seventh round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft by the Dodgers.
Machado, 26, batted .315/.387/.575 (115-for-365) with 21 doubles, 24 home runs, 48 runs, and 65 RBI
over 96 games with the Orioles this season. Over 860 career games with the Orioles, Machado hit .283/.335/.487
(977-for-3,453) with 197 doubles, 10 triples, 162 home runs, 486 runs, and 471 RBI. He was a four-time All-Star
and a two-time Gold Glove winner. He finished top 10 in American League MVP voting three times, including top
five finishes in back-to-back seasons in 2015 and 2016. He was the youngest Oriole in franchise history to hit 150
home runs. He is the only Oriole in franchise history to have three-straight seasons of at least 30 doubles and at
least 30 home runs. Machado was originally selected by the Orioles in the first round (No. 3 overall) of the 2010
First-Year Player Draft.
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