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Dan Duquette said O's would like to ink Manny Machado to extension but 'we have a lot more urgent things to look at'

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said he was encouraged that third baseman Manny Machado said before Sunday's season finale he was open to a long-term extension, but added that more pressing priorities exist this offseason. After emerging as one of the game's top all-around players this season, Machado will get a hefty raise next season in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He is under team control for the next three seasons, but would become a free agent following the 2018 season at the ripe age of 26. During Monday's season-ending press conference, Duquette said that the club previously attempted to lock up Machado long term — as they did with...