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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Machado (knee) will undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Confirming what was reported days earlier, Machado will have his second consecutive season end prematurely as the result of surgery. After undergoing the procedure Wednesday, Machado will remain in Los Angeles to rehab through mid-September, before heading to the Orioles' spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla. for further recovery exercises.

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Machado is expected to have surgery on his injured knee within a week and is likely done for the season, Yahoo! Sports' Tim Brown reports.

This is a devastating blow for the Orioles and for Machado's owners, but it is not unexpected, given how catastrophic the injury appeared to be in real time. This is the second season in a row that the third base phenom will have his season cut short by a knee injury, although this year it is the right knee and last season it was his left knee. He still has significant value in dynasty and keeper leagues, but in single-season formats, it's safe to cut bait. Ryan Flaherty and Chris Davis will continue to share time at the hot corner.

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Machado (knee) will not be ready to return from the disabled list when first eligible August 27, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

The Orioles are expected to provide more information regarding Machado's status Saturday, but at the moment, he remains without a timetable to resume baseball activities. The Orioles are hoping to have their third baseman ready for a prospective playoff run, but whether or not he'll return during the regular season is uncertain at this time. Earlier this week, it was reported that Machado hadn't made much progress since landing on the DL, and nothing major has changed since then.

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Machado (knee) isn't sure that there's been any progress since he was first diagnosed with the sprained knee, CSN Baltimore's Rich Dubroff reports. "We won't know until later on. It needs to heal up on its own," Machado said Monday. "Getting treatment every day, getting my leg exercises. Hopefully we'll see some progression soon."

He could be activated as early as Aug. 27, but it doesn't sound like the injury has improved much since he first sustained it a week ago. An early-to-mid September return seems more likely at this point than a late-August return, and single-season owners in shallower leagues may want to start looking for third base help on the waiver wire.

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Machado, who was placed on the 15-day DL prior to Wednesday's game, was moving around without crutches and said his knee was feeling much better, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Machado's placement on the disabled list will keep him out until at least Aug. 27, but the Orioles are probably more thankful that the right knee injury doesn't seem to be nearly as severe as last season's left knee ligament tear. The third baseman didn't seem confident that he'd be back in the 15-day minimum, however, so owners in single-season leagues may want to consider looking elsewhere for corner infield help to cover for an absence that could still be rather lengthy.