Updates from Saturday, May 24
The Orioles' Twitter feed reports the latest news on Machado:
But Brittany Ghiroli of Orioles.com has good news as well:
Machado will test things out today, Buck said. Could be available off the bench— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) May 24, 2014
Updates from Friday, May 23
Brittany Ghiroli of Orioles.com has the latest on Machado:
Os lineup w Flaherty at 3b pic.twitter.com/6oYCcmIHVY— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) May 23, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles went to extra innings against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, but Manny Machado was unable to finish the game. CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball filled fans in on the details:
Machado actually started the season on the disabled list, although that was because he was still recovering from offseason knee surgery.
Since returning from the DL, Machado is hitting .229 with just a single home run, so if he misses any time it will certainly hamper his ability to improve his numbers with more seasoning.
The Orioles are looking up at the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East standings with the New York Yankees right in the mix, so losing their third baseman will certainly not help them in their early season jockeying for playoff positioning.
CBSSports.com's Matt Snyder notes that Jonathan Schoop and Ryan Flaherty will likely both start in the infield if Machado is forced to miss significant time.