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  1. Manny Machado plays in first extended spring training game, nears official rehab stint

    Apr 19, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado continues to make progress from knee surgery. He played five innings at third base and took four at-bats today in an extended spring training game.

  2. Manny Machado could start a rehab assignment next week

    Apr 18, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Manny Machado AP

    Manny Machado could soon take the next step towards returning to third base for the Orioles.

  3. Manny Machado runs sprints, nears rehab assignment

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado ran sprints yesterday for the first time since October knee surgery, going 90 feet six times.

  4. Manny Machado to hit in simulated game today

    Apr 12, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT

    Manny Machado AP

    Orioles third basemen are hitting .189 so far this season.

  5. Red Sox and Yankees have baseball’s best-selling jerseys

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.

  6. Picking the Royals to win … again

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.

  7. Jonathan Schoop to make Orioles roster

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Jonathan Schoop

    A couple hours after I posted my Orioles preview in which I mused that the Orioles may keep infielder Jonathan Schoop down on the farm in favor of other options at second base, this comes across the wire: Sources: #Orioles plan on Schoop making team, alternating at second with Lombardozzi and third with Flaherty. —…

  8. 2014 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Chris Tillman AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Is there enough pitching here to get the O’s back to the playoffs? The Orioles…

  9. Buck Showalter is annoyed with Manny Machado’s doctor

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Manny Machado‘s doctor, Neal ElAttrache, keeps giving updates on the third baseman’s status to ESPN before telling the Orioles and it’s starting to annoy manager Buck Showalter. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun writes that Showalter “purposely didn’t mention ElAttrache by name” during a postgame interview with the local media and replied “I’ll let ESPN…

  10. Manny Machado dealing with scar tissue in knee, increasingly unlikely for Opening Day

    Mar 15, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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    The Orioles still haven’t ruled out the possibility that third baseman Manny Machado will be ready for Opening Day, but it’s increasingly likely that he will begin the season on the disabled list. Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Machado has been unable to run for the past five days due to scar tissue in…

  11. Manny Machado calls $519K salary for 2014 “disappointing”

    Mar 10, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    The Orioles signed Manny Machado to a one-year, $519,000 contract renewal on Monday — standard operating procedure for a pre-arbitration player. The salary is $19,000 more than the major league minimum and Machado also gets a $100,000 bonus for winning the 2013 Platinum Glove Award in the American League. But he is not celebrating. According…

  12. Manny Machado cleared for lateral fielding work

    Mar 5, 2014, 9:23 PM EDT

    manny machado getty

    Manny Machado continues making steady progress in his recovery from October 14, 2013 knee surgery. Danny Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Machado took side-to-side soft-toss grounders on Wednesday afternoon in Orioles camp without experiencing any issues. It was his first time doing lateral-movement drills since going under the knife. Machado also had a…

  13. Manny Machado hopes to be cleared for full baseball activities around mid-March

    Feb 20, 2014, 8:51 PM EDT

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    Last we heard, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was making solid progress in his recovery from left knee surgery, but it’s still unclear when he’ll be ready for game action. Per Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, Machado has resumed taking batting practice and fielding ground balls, but he isn’t running full speed and he’s restricted from…

  14. Orioles set to talk extension with J.J. Hardy

    Feb 1, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

    J.J. Hardy

    When the Orioles signed shortstop J.J. Hardy to a three-year, $22.5 million extension in 2011, many figured he’d eventually become trade bait because of the need to make room for Manny Machado. However, with those two co-existing just fine in the Baltimore infield, Orioles GM Dan Duquette told MASN’s Roch Kubatko he will approach Hardy about…

  15. Manny Machado cleared for some baseball activities

    Feb 1, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

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    Good news for the Orioles. According to ESPN’s Stephania Bell, Manny Machado was cleared for some baseball activities yesterday after he had his surgically-repaired left knee evaluated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Machado was put through extensive testing, as well as treadmill running, squats, jumps and agility maneuvers. ElAttrache cleared him to hit,…

  16. Report: Manny Machado is 6-8 weeks ahead of schedule from knee surgery

    Jan 16, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT

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    Opening Day was in doubt after Manny Machado underwent surgery to repair a torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his left knee back in October, but there’s now increased optimism that he’ll be ready for the start of the season. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun hears from a source that things “went well” during Machado’s…

  17. Just A-Rod, Manny Machado and Yonder Alonso hangin’ at the Jay-Z show

    Jan 3, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Manny Machado

    I’m sure the Orioles are thrilled to see the company the future of the franchise is keeping: Great time at the Jay Z show last night with @YonderalonsoU and Manny Machado! pic.twitter.com/OvOaDYdBhj — Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) January 3, 2014   Or, perhaps, A-Rod is not quite the pariah around baseball that a lot of writers…

  18. Manny Machado “has got a real chance” to be ready for Opening Day

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Initially when third baseman Manny Machado had knee surgery in October the Orioles indicated that they didn’t expect him back in time for Opening Day, but those plans have apparently changed a bit. According to manager Buck Showalter that initial timetable was merely the team wanting to “put a real safe date on it” and…

  19. Orioles may trade Matt Wieters or J.J. Hardy to create payroll flexibility

    Nov 15, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Pittsburgh Pirates

    With their eyes on the horizon, the Orioles are open to the possibility of trading catcher Matt Wieters or shortstop J.J. Hardy to create payroll flexibility, reports Steve Melewski of MASN. The O’s have some interesting situations to address in the near future including extending Chris Davis (a free agent after 2015) and buying out…

  20. Manny Machado and Andrelton Simmons win Platinum Glove Awards

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:18 PM EDT

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    The third-annual Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards were announced earlier this evening, recognizing the best defensive player in each league. Orioles third baseman Manny Machado won the award for the American League while Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons took home the honors for the National League. Only those who won Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were eligible for…

  21. Voting now open for Platinum Glove Awards

    Oct 29, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The 2013 Gold Glove Award winners have been announced. Now you can help determine which of those recipients deserves a Platinum Glove — given each year (since 2011) to one player in each league. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has won it both times in the NL and has to be considered the favorite again given…

  22. Gold Glove Award winners, as they’re announced …

    Oct 29, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    gold glove award 2013

    The 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients are being rolled out during an hour-long special tonight (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN2. So get your outrage engines started and follow along as the winners are announced position-by-position … National League C Yadier Molina 1B Paul Goldschmidt 2B Brandon Phillips 3B Nolan Arenado SS Andrelton Simmons LF…

  23. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  24. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

    gold glove

    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  25. Manny Machado has knee surgery, likely unavailable for Opening Day next season

    Oct 14, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles  v Tampa Bay Rays

    UPDATE: Machado’s surgery went as planned today, but Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com notes that the Orioles announced that his recovery time is expected to be around six months. The initial timetable had him at 4-6 months, but the new one indicates that he will unavailable at the start of the 2014 season. 11:17 a.m. ET:…

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