Manny Machado 3B BAL 3 weeks ago

Machado went 3-for-3 with a double and a stolen base in Tuesday's spring training game against the Yankees.

Machado has played in five games in eight days and manager Buck Showalter has repeated that the knee injury he suffered last August is not an issue. It sure did not hold Machado back in Tuesday's game, as he would not be stealing bases without being able to run at full speed. Machado stole just two bases in 2014 and speed probably will not be a major part of his game this season. Machado will continue to see steady at-bats this spring as he looks to return to his 2013 form in which he had 68 extra-base hits.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 4 weeks ago

Machado (knee) made his spring debut Wednesday without incident and went 0-for-3 with a nice defensive play, according to MASN Sports.

Machado skipped Tuesday's opener and elected to play Wednesday instead. He is slated to play Thursday as well, so he is at a point where he can play back-to-back days with no restrictions. The Orioles figure to play Machado a lot this spring. THe 22-year-old has room to grow from his .278/.324/.431 slash line through the first half of 2014. Keep in mind Machado had 51 doubles in 2013 and some of those balls figure to leave the park as he fills out his frame.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 1 month ago

Machado (knee) has joined the Orioles at spring training and he is not restricted in any way after his injury last year, MASN Sports reports.

Machado is expected to see lots of at-bats to test the health of his knee. The injury wiped out half of his season in 2014. Machado is just 22-years-old and he was in the middle of a breakout power year, gathering 12 home runs in 82 games. If he takes the next step forward, he could become a 30 home run threat.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 1 month ago

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday on MLB Network Radio that Machado (knee) will not be limited at all in spring training.This doesn't come as a major surprise, as Machado said last month that he expected to be a "full-go" for spring training, but it's reassuring nonetheless. Machado fell victim to a knee injury for a second straight season in 2014 and required another surgery, but he said he regained full motion in the knee just five weeks after the procedure.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 2 months ago

Machado (knee) said he feels great and expects to be "full-go" for spring training, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

Despite his propensity for injury, Machado is exhibiting an encouraging rate of recovery from his latest issue. According to Berry, Machado's only activity limitation Wednesday was lateral movement while fielding grounders. Even with the specter of durability troubles looming over him, Machado appears on track to go into Opening Day at full speed.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 3 months ago

The Orioles believe Machado (knee) will be ready for Opening Day next spring, CSN Baltimore reports.

Though Machado's injury came in the middle of a pennant chase, the injury occurred early enough in that his 4-to-6 month recovery time should have him ready for spring training. It was the second season in a row that Machado suffered a blown out knee. It could be coincidence, or Machado could be on the fringe of gaining notoriety for injury concerns.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 6 months ago

Machado said Wednesday that he has full range of motion in his right knee, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

Machado is just five weeks removed from surgery, but he's already progressed to the point where he could start jogging in a pool next week. The plan is for Machado, who was handed a 4-to-6 month estimated recovery timetable after undergoing the procedure, to head to the team's spring training complex in Sarasota, Florida to continue his rehab. He's aiming to be a ready to go for spring training.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 6 months ago

Machado (knee) will continue to rehab in Los Angeles over the next week, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Manager Buck Showalter acknowledged that Machado is progressing well with his recovery from knee surgery that ended his season in late-August. He should be ready to go for Opening Day of next season, but he'll join the Orioles strictly as a spectator for the playoffs.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 7 months ago

Machado (knee) will be transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Rich Dubroff of CSN Philadelphia reports.

After undergoing knee surgery last Wednesday, Machado's season was officially over, but the move opens up a roster spot for the addition of outfielder Quintin Barry to the Orioles' corps of reserves. Machado's timetable for a complete recovery remains 4-to-6 months.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 7 months ago

Machado (knee) underwent successful knee surgery Wednesday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Doctors found nothing unusual during the operation, according to manager Buck Showalter, and thus the 22-year-old's 4-to-6 month estimated recovery timetable remains intact. Machado has now had back-to-back seasons end with knee surgery, but he once again his outstanding promise this year, batting .278/.324/.431 and falling just two homers shy of his 2013 output despite playing in 74 fewer games.