GIFs: Orioles' Manny Machado has a bit of an arm

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This season, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is most famous for being on pace for billions of doubles, but he's also earning a reputation as a first-rate fielder at the hot corner. Considering he's a natural shortstop, it's not surprising he's taken well to the position.

By way of example, here's an utterly coconuts throw Machado perpetrated against the Yankees on Sunday ...

And another angle ...

Regal Beagle, that was a championship heave!

Sure, Machado initially "heeled" the ball, which made the throw a bit more challenging than it should've been. The point, though, is that Machado was 10 or 12 feet beyond the chalk, moving in the opposite direction of the play and throwing off one leg -- and he still got it to Chris Davis on the fly. Hosannas!

In related matters, put Machado on my short-short-list of favorite players to watch.

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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