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Free agent clarifies “Johnny Hustle” comment

Machado responds after releasing in World Series 5's 5th game. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA Today Sports) [19659004] After a tumultuous after-season, Manny Machado does his best to answer difficult questions hanging over his free agency. Machado was criticized during the National League Championship Series in order not to run out of a ball which he later declared: "I'm not the type of player who will be" Johnny Hustle "and run down the line and slide to first base. " With Machado on the open market for the first time in his career, critics have used the comment on him. In an interview with MLB.com published Wednesday, the 26-year-old clarified what he was trying to say at that time. "When I got that question, I was definitely on the defensive, and I was wrong to answer the way I did, because I look back, it does not matter how I meant it," said Machado. "For I tried to talk about how I'm not the guy who's eye It's a difference between the false hustle to show and be someone trying hard to win. I've always been the guy who does what he can to win for his team. More MLB: The original "Johnny Hustle" line lifted the eyebrows, but it took a bit out of context. Machado admitted that he should have driven the ball out and saw it " terrible. " Machado can see how his comments were felt-clouded and plan to explain during meetings with potential riders. " I…

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