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Manny Machado collected three hits as the DH in first rehab start on Friday

Apr 26, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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Rain kept Manny Machado off of the field on Friday night in his first rehab start, but it didn’t keep him out of the lineup. As the DH for the Frederick Keys as they took on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Machado went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple. Not a bad start.

Machado, recovering from surgery on his left knee, will play third base Saturday afternoon against the Carolina Mudcats. As long as he doesn’t suffer any setbacks, Machado could rejoin the Orioles next weekend. Jonathan Schoop has been filling in for Machado at third base, but could still stay on the roster given his positive contributions in the first four weeks of games.

  1. Eutaw's Finest - Apr 26, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Could’ve used him at OPACY last night!

  2. randomdigits - Apr 26, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Actually Schoop has been playing second more recently with Flaherty at third.

    Schoop had only played 20 some games at third in the minors and was having a difficult transition.

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