Manny Machado 3B BAL 4 Days

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 10 Days

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.

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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 2 Months

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.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 5 Months

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.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 6 Months

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.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 6 Months

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.