BALTIMORE — It appears that Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Nationals Park will be Manny Machado’s last game in an Orioles uniform.

On Tuesday morning, the Orioles continued to close in on finalizing a trade to send Machado to a contender, and a source said that a deal will likely be completed over the next 72 hours.

A deal for the American League’s starting shortstop could be completed as soon as Wednesday, but more likely before the Orioles resume their regular season Friday in Toronto.

Over the past several days, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers have emerged as finalists for Machado. Despite reports suggesting a front-runner, the Orioles have done well in presenting an even playing field among suitors.

All three finalists preferred to acquire Machado last month, not as a two-month rental before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline. But the Orioles took time to weigh offers from eight teams, fully understanding that this deal was one to be orchestrated with precision.

While the Orioles are currently working through the final steps of their trade of Machado, the club is known to be meticulous in its medical reviews. Even if the Orioles are close to finalizing a deal, it still could take a few days to complete.

Regardless, these appear to be Machado’s final days as an Oriole.

“My phone’s ringing every day,” Machado said of the rumors Monday. “I honestly haven’t even thought about it like (leaving the Orioles). I have a lot of friends, a lot of relationships that have grown there. I try to not think about any trades or about another team, because it’s a lot of relationships, a lot of friendships … with everyone in there.”

Machado said that if he were to be traded, he’d prefer it happen sooner than later.

“Definitely, 100 percent,” Machado said. “Get these answers done with and just get it over with already.”

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