Per Randy Miller of NJ Advanced Media, Judge said he told Machado how he would look wearing a Yankees uniform prior to Wednesday's spring training game between the two teams.
"I told him, 'You'd look pretty good in pinstripes, too," Judge said.
Since Machado is playing for the Orioles, Judge noted the three-time All-Star didn't have much of a reaction.
"He just kind of laughed it off," he said. "He didn't really say much."
Major League Baseball released a statement on the comments, per the New York Daily News:
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MLB has issued a statement to the Daily News: “We have been in contact with the Yankees. They communicated to us that Mr. Judge’s off the cuff comments were not appropriate and not authorized by the club. They will speak to him to make sure that this does not happen again.” https://t.co/bvbLvVci5w
FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reported in January that the Yankees were in contact with the Orioles about trading for Machado, though nothing came of those talks.
For now, Machado seems poised to open the 2018 season with the Orioles when they take on the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards on March 29.