Manny Machado 3B BAL 15 Hrs

Manny Machado (back) is not in the Orioles' lineup on Wednesday.

Machado received an anti-inflammatory injection for his back after Tuesday's game, so it's no surprise that he's getting the day off Wednesday. He's still considered day-to-day for now, but if misses too many more games it might make sense for the Orioles to shut him down for a few weeks. Ryan Flaherty started at third base in his absence.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 1 Day

Manny Machado (back) received an anti-inflammatory injection after Tuesday's game.

Machado was a late scratch Tuesday after his lower back tightened up on him. He's never had back issues before and will be re-evaluated Wednesday to see how much progress he's made. Consider the third baseman day-to-day.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 1 Day

Manny Machado was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with lower back tightness.

It's probably safe to call him day-to-day, but the Orioles don't want to take any chances with their stud young third baseman. Machado was replaced at third base by Ryan Flaherty.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 14 Days

Manny Machado had three hits in four at-bats, including a solo home run, in Wednesday's defeat at the hands of the Nationals.

The Orioles didn't have a whole lot going for them offensively against Doug Fister. Machado's fourth-inning solo homer brought the Orioles back to 4-2, but that was the extent of their offense. The 21-year-old third baseman has homered in five out of his last eight games and is on a six-game hitting streak. Machado owns a .269/.315/.423 slash line with nine home runs and 20 RBI.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 16 Days

Manny Machado went 5-for-6 with his eighth homer and nine doubles Monday as the Orioles beat the Nationals 8-2 in 11 innings.

The Orioles went homerless for 10 innings before Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy and Machado all went deep in the six-run 11th. It was Machado's first career five-hit game. He's 9-for-17 in three games since returning from a five-game suspension, and he has four homers in his last seven games overall.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 18 Days

Manny Machado was reinstated from his suspension on Saturday July 5.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 24 Days

MLB has upheld Manny Machado's five-game suspension and he will begin serving it on Monday night.

Machado was issued the five-game punishment for intentionally throwing his bat in the direction of A's third baseman Alberto Callaspo back on June 8. He appealed it this past Friday but with no luck. The 21-year-old will be out until Saturday's game at Fenway Park.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 25 Days

Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Machado has now homered on back-to-back days, and in three out of his last four games. The third baseman has started to heat up after a sluggish start to the season following his debut on May 1. Machado is slashing .239/.291/.371 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 232 plate appearances.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 27 Days

Manny Machado singled and launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Rays.

Machado took Brad Boxberger way out to left field in the seventh inning for his fifth longball of the season. It cut the Rays' lead to 5-2, but that's as close as the Orioles got. Machado has been moved down in the lineup until his bat heats up, and it's started to with eight hits over his last five games.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 30 Days

Manny Machado will have his five-game suspension appeal heard Wednesday in Baltimore.

And a ruling should be made by Friday. Machado was handed the five-game punishment and fined an undisclosed amount on June 10 after throwing his bat in the direction of A's third baseman Josh Donaldson on June 8.