Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:40:37 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) continues to be a full-go in spring workouts, and he's taking part in all infield drills. "He looks good," manager Buck Showalter said. "His face is good. You get to the point where he almost looks bored. It's kind of where he is. It's not step, 'is that going to hurt?' Step, 'is that going to hurt.' So far so good."
Fantasy Tip: It's good to see Machado doing well early in camp, but we'll need to see some more before the season starts to feel comfortable investing a middle-rounds selection on the young third baseman after two knee surgeries this early in his career.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:22:41 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) is a full-go in camp after having a second season-ending knee surgery last year. "I'm just going out there being myself," Machado said. "Playing how I've always played. Just trying to get that feel for it again." Machado played in only 82 games last year because of the injury, but he figures to see plenty of playing time this spring. He hasn't had any setbacks this year as he looks to be fully healthy for opening day.
Fantasy Tip: There is a clear element of risk when selecting Machado in fantasy baseball drafts. Will he continue to be an injury-prone player throughout his career? If you choose to run with him as your starter at the hot corner, make sure you are well protected. A slow start to the year could be in order, as well.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:15:39 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) will have zero restrictions on him in spring training this year, according to manager Buck Showalter.
Fantasy Tip: Machado's upside remains intriguing, but he's now had surgery on both of his knees, making him a big injury risk at a position that can be scary if you strike out on your target. Keep a close eye on him this spring to see how he fares with plenty of work.
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 11:46:14 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) has been participating in full baseball activities for several weeks and has also been able to proceed with his normal offseason weightlifting routine. "Ready to roll," Machado said. "Ready to play some baseball. I've been running, hitting, whatever I have to do to get ready." Machado is now moving laterally while fielding ground balls, which is something he did not do during the club's minicamp in mid-January.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:28:27 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) participated in running drills and batting practice at the team's facility in Florida Wednesday, Jan. 14, and believes he will be ready for the start of spring training.
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:04:13 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) will work out one day at the team's minicamp Jan. 14.
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 10:18:56 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) is expected to appear at the team's three-day minicamp next weekend at their spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla. He has spent this offseason rehabbing his surgically-repaired right knee in Sarasota.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:03:10 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 season, according to manager Buck Showalter.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:46:07 -0800
Baltimore Orioles C Manny Machado (knee) was taking grounders at the team's spring training facility in Sarasota, Fla., and manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday, Nov. 12, that Machado was moving around.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:09:19 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) is still on track to be ready for Spring Training next year.