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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.

Manny Machado 3B BAL 7 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.

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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.

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Machado (knee) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

After Machado was diagnosed with a knee ligament sprain following an MRI on Tuesday, it seemed only a matter of time before he would land on the DL. While the Orioles don't have an exact timetable for his return, the team isn't ruling out a comeback for this season, though it will obviously hinge on how well Machado progresses over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, Machado's injury leaves the Orioles with rather untenable replacement options at third base, with the light-hitting Ryan Flaherty looking like the top candidate to pick up at-bats at the position. Chris Davis may also move from first base to third on occasion to boost the team's overall offense, but he could be a liability defensively if forced to play the position too frequently.

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Machado (knee ligament sprain) could need a DL stint before returning to action this season, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports. "There will be some work he has to do to come back and play," vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Tuesday. "[Placing Machado on the DL is] under consideration. It may take some time for him to heal. Obviously we will know more [Wednesday]."

He was diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain Tuesday, but the team said more would be made clear Wednesday about Machado's status and timetable to return to the lineup. The fact that it is not definite that Machado will need a DL stint is excellent news for his owners, but obviously Wednesday will be the more telling day in terms judging his rest-of-season value.