Manny Machado
SS/3B BAL
4 days ago

Machado went 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored and four RBI in Tuesday's 6-5 win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

He'd been hitting just .189 (7-for-37) over his prior 10 games, so Tuesday's offensive explosion was a welcome sight for fantasy GMs who might be losing patience with the superstar's relatively slow start to the campaign. Despite a .753 OPS that would be his lowest in four seasons if he can't improve on it, though, Machado still has 15 homers and 36 RBI, putting him on pace for his third straight season with at least 35 HR and 80 RBI.

Manny Machado
SS/3B BAL
5 days ago

Manager Buck Showalter plans to keep Machado at third base while JJ Hardy (wrist) remains sidelined, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hardy is expected to miss at least a month while recovering from a fractured wrist, and although Machado saw time at shortstop last season when Hardy was out with a foot injury, it appears Showalter is set to give Ruben Tejada a look at shortstop this time around. "It's pretty taxing, I think, on Manny moving back and forth especially this time of year with the number of games he has under his belt, so I want to be careful with that," the Orioles' manager said. The team may change its mind if Tejada struggles at shortstop, but for now it appears Machado will stay put, which could end up affecting his duel eligibility for next season.

Manny Machado
SS/3B BAL
1 week ago

Machado went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored during Saturday's win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

Even with a disastrous .215/.286/.427 slash line, Machado still has 13 homers, 31 RBI and 29 runs. He's primed for a rebound stretch, and considering his .869 OPS over the previous two seasons, it's likely coming sooner than later. This will probably prove to be a down year for the budding star, but Machado's counting stats might not fall too far short of the numbers he's posted in the past.

Manny Machado
SS/3B BAL
1 week ago

Machado will bat second Friday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Machado has been a staple in the three-hole for Baltimore this season, but this appears to be a measure manager Buck Showalter is taking to try to revive the star third baseman's bat. To this point, Machado is hitting just .214 on the season, a far cry from his career mark of .278. He'll look to get back on track against St. Louis right-hander Carlos Martinez in Friday's series opener.

Manny Machado
SS/3B BAL
2 weeks ago

Machado (wrist) is back in the lineup Monday against the White Sox, batting third and playing third base.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out the past four games with a strained wrist, but the Orioles seem confident enough in his health to insert him back into his normal spot in the batting order. He'll resume his regular duties with the hopes of improving his career-worst .719 OPS, beginning with Mike Pelfrey and the White Sox on Monday.

Manny Machado
SS/3B BAL
2 weeks ago

Machado (wrist) was available to pinch hit Sunday against the Yankees, and there's a possibility he'll be ready to play Monday against the White Sox, The Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to Sunday's contest, the All-Star third baseman hit off a tee, took groundballs and made some throws. The Orioles were crushed 14-3 in the game, giving skipper Buck Showalter no reason to deploy Machado as a pinch hitter, but it's encouraging to know he was available. Based on his activity level, there's reason to believe the 24-year-old is safe to start in weekly lineups this week.

Manny Machado
SS/3B BAL
2 weeks ago

Machado (wrist) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Machado will be on the bench for the fourth straight game with the strained wrist, but the Orioles have indicated that they don't expect their franchise player to require a trip to the disabled list. That may be enough reason for fantasy owners to keep Machado active for the upcoming week, though it's far from guaranteed he'll be ready to go for the Orioles' series opener Monday with the White Sox. Ruben Tejada will start at the hot corner Sunday in place of Machado.

Manny Machado
SS/3B BAL
2 weeks ago

Manager Buck Showalter is optimistic that Machado (wrist) will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Machado is set to miss his third straight game Saturday due to a strained wrist, it appears that his absence could be coming to an end sooner rather than later. Ruben Tejada will get the start at third base Saturday, but Showalter's comments suggest that Machado could be back in the lineup as soon as Sunday. That said, even if Machado doesn't return for the series finale in the Bronx, he could very well be back in the lineup in the near future.

Manny Machado
SS/3B BAL
2 weeks ago

Machado (wrist) remains out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Ruben Tejada will draw another start at third base Saturday with Machado still sidelined with a sore wrist. There's still no timetable for Machado's return after he was spiked on a slide by Andrew McCutchen on Wednesday, which leaves his status heading into Sunday's series finale in question.

Manny Machado
SS/3B BAL
2 weeks ago

Machado (wrist) is out of the lineup for Friday's contest with the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Machado was held out of Thursday's game with the Nationals after straining his left wrist sliding into third base Wednesday night. The Orioles are taking precautions with their superstar, inserting Ruben Tejada at third base for the series opener against New York. It is still up in the air as to whether Machado will return for Saturday's game, and he should be considered day-to-day for now.