"Bordy's a hard guy to impress, which is good," said manager Buck Showalter. "He was really impressed with [Machado's] work ethic. He said that he hopes that he doesn't grow anymore, he needs to fill into this body first. He's a big kid."
A 6-foot-2, 180-pound shortstop out of Brito Private High School in Miami, Fla., Machado has drawn raves for his smooth footwork, quick hands and solid arm strength. The right-handed hitter batted .639 (55-for-86) with 12 home runs and 56 RBIs in his senior season for Brito and was considered one of three stand-alone talents in this year's Draft.
The Orioles agreed to terms with Machado just minutes before this year's deadline, awarding the 18-year-old a $5.25 million signing bonus -- the second-largest figure in team history. Machado has been working out with Bordick, and the Orioles are hopeful he can get into a few Gulf Coast League games before coming back to Baltimore for an unofficial instructional league next month.