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Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been given the green light to perform some baseball activities.
Machado’s doctor has cleared him to return to some baseball activities following a Friday checkup.
“He can hit, he can field ground balls, he can run,” Dr. Neal ElAttrache said via ESPM.
There is no timetable for the return of Machado who will later earn clearance to perfrome additional defensive maneuvers and base running.
“It looks like all the hard work is paying off,” Machado said. “I’m another day closer to getting back in that Orioles uniform.”
Machado finished the 2013 season hitting .283 with 14 home runs and 71 RBI.
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Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Manny Machado isn’t confident he will be ready for the Orioles’ Opening Day game on March 31 against the Red Sox until he gets cleared.
The 21-year-old third baseman had a torn medial patellofemoral ligament repaired in his left knee and will basically relearn how to run with the hope that he will be cleared at his next appointment...
This is a guest post by Samantha ThomasJust as the 2013 MLB regular season was coming to a close, one of the games’ best young players Manny Machado went down with a gruesome knee injury. The third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles was an All-Star and a Gold Glove award winner at just 21 years old, but he has spent all offseason rehabilitating his left knee after stepping wrong...
The season-ending injury which cost Orioles third baseman Manny Machado the last few weeks of the 2013 season, is likely to delay his preparation and spring training.
On September 23rd, 2013 he suffered a torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his left knee after awkwardly landing on the first base bag in a game against the Tampa Bay rays.
Machado, now 21 years old, basically had...
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been cleared to return to some baseball activities.
Machado visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Friday for re-evaluation following his October surgery to repair a torn medial patellofemoral ligament. The evaluation involved extensive testing, with treadmill running, squats, jumps and agility maneuvers.
According to ElAttrache...
The Baltimore Orioles have one of baseball's top pitching prospects in Dylan Bundy, and they are hoping to have him back on the mound in the Minor Leagues near the half-way point of the 2014 season. Bundy had Tommy John surgery last June 27, and he has a target date of one day past that anniversary says CBS Sports.com's Igor Mello before he pitches in a "competitive...
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 a new deal prior to Opening Day.
On Saturday Baltimore Orioles vice president Dan Duquette said that the team would discuss a contract extension with shortstop J.J. Hardy.
Hardly, 31, claimed both the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards at short stop last season as he slashed .263/.306/.433 with 25 home runs and 76 RBI.
Duquette said #Orioles will talk to Hardy about extension between now and opening day
Baltimore Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the team offered slugger Chris Davis a long-term deal this offseason -- a claim that seemed to surprise baseball's reigning home run king.
Duquette, speaking Saturday at the team's annual FanFest, said that contract talks with Davis "really hasn't progressed" this winter.
Davis, who led the majors...
Two weeks before the start of spring training, the Baltimore Orioles don't have a proven closer and are still searching for a veteran starting pitcher.
Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Saturday he hopes to supplement the starting rotation within the next two weeks.
A.J. Burnett, Ervin Santana and Bronson Arroyo are among those available.
A lot of speculation came out of the Baltimore Orioles ’ camp last weekend after the club kept quiet on their plans to sign a new starter to their desperate roster.
Usually the annual FanFest is an event where the clubs offer a carrot to the fans, maybe shedding light on a trade rumor, but this year the Orioles supporters were left in the dark regarding their pitching ranks.
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The Chicago Cubs bought low to upgrade their rotation, signing former Baltimore Oriole Jason Hammel to a one-year contract worth $6 million with an additional $1 million in incentives. Hammel struggled in 26 appearances in 2013 due to a strained right elbow, and only made 20 starts in his breakout 2012 due to right knee problems that lingered nearly all season.
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The Cubs appear finally made their move to acquire a starting pitcher, agreeing in principle with Jason Hammel on Friday. Hammel pitched for the Orioles in 2012 and 2013 after spending three years in Colorado. Jeff Passan has the details.
Sources: Jason Hammel's deal with the Cubs is for one year. Should fall somewhere in the $6M range. Really nice sign. Could be Feldman 2...
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed infielder Wilson Betemit to a minor league deal.
Betemit will also receive an invitation according to reports first circulated by CBS’ Jon Heyman.
Last season Betemit made only 10 trips to the plate while dealing with knee issues.
Tampa Bay loves interchangeable pieces and Betemit would certainly fill that role if he makes the team.
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