Manny Machado Injury: Updates on Orioles 3B's Groin and Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 23, 2014

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado (13) takes his position during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The Orioles won 9-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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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:

Updates from Friday, May 23

Brittany Ghiroli of Orioles.com has the latest on Machado:

Original Text

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.

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

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.

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