Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:53:03 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) will play with Single-A Frederick Friday, April 25.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:34:23 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) received five at-bats as the designated hitter in an extended spring game Tuesday, April 22, and he didn't suffer any setbacks. Machado is likely to go on a rehab assignment soon.
Fantasy Tip: Assuming Machado doesn't have any setbacks during his minor league rehab assignment, he should be ready to return to the team in early May. Jonathan Schoop and Ryan Flaherty will lose out when he returns, as they'll likely be part of a platoon at second base eventually.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:43:42 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles' most optimistic timetable for 3B Manny Machado (knee) to return is May 1.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:36:30 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) went 0-for-5 with a sacrifice fly in an extended spring game Monday, April 21. Machado feels he's getting closer to returning.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:51:39 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) received four at-bats during an extended spring training game Saturday, April 19. Machado will play in another game Sunday, April 20, even if the team needs to create a simulated game.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:14:13 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) ran the bases again Thursday, April 17, and did well. He will slide for the first time Friday, April 18, and play in an extended spring game Saturday, April 19. He could play in three to five extended spring games before embarking on a rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Machado's return will likely be sometime in early May if he doesn't hit any road blocks in his recovery from offseason knee surgery. Stay patient, but don't expect the pre-injury form of Machado immediately.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:04:06 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) ran the bases Wednesday, April 16, for the first time since his knee surgery. The sessions went well, and he is expected to continue running the bases through the end of the week at the team's spring training facility in Florida.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:33:13 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) took infield practice and batting practice Tuesday, April 15. He also did three springs of 90 feet and three of 180 feet.
Fantasy Tip: Machado is inching back, and he could return in the next few weeks, maybe next week. Keep your eye on his activation date, but don't expect much upon his immediate return.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:47:36 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) ran six sprints up to 90 feet at the team's spring training facility Monday, April 14, and he took four at-bats in a simulated game. Machado will go at full speed at 180 feet Tuesday, April 15. Machado has not been cutting the bases and that's the most important test before he's cleared for extended spring training games. He could be cleared for cutting the bases later this week.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:19:29 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) was cleared to run Sunday, April 13, and will work his way up to 180 feet during the next two or three extended spring games. Machado ran six sprints at 90 feet Monday, April 14.