Found December 05, 2013 on Sports Injury Alert:
It was a grueling injury that took Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado out of the lineup just before the end of the 2013 season with Baltimore still alive in the postseason race. Machado suffered a tear in the patellofermoral ligament in his left knee while running out a ground ball against the Rays on September 23. He had surgery on October 14 to repair the damage.Initial reports stated that he would need four to six weeks for recovery and that he would come to Spring Training on time in February ready for a full load. Those reports soon after had Machado taking approximately six months to return to the field, which would have had him start training in mid-April.Earlier this week,'s Orioles beat writer Brittany Ghiroli reported on Machado's progress. Ghiroli said that Machado is "progressing favorably" in his rehabilitation efforts and that the timetable has now shrunk to five months. She also said that Orioles manager Buck Showalter expects to...

Nats Sign McLouth To 2-Year Deal

The Nationals have added veteran outfielder Nate McLouth via free agency. The deal is reportedly worth $10.75 dollars over two seasons for the 32 year old left hander. In 2008, McLouth was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner while with the Pirates. Last season in Baltimore, McLouth hit .258 with a dozen home runs, 36 RBI and 30 steals.

Astros sign RHP Feldman to 3-year contract

Right-hander Scott Feldman has signed a three-year contract to provide a veteran presence in the Houston Astros rotation. Feldman was 12-12 with a 3.86 ERA in 30 combined starts for the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore last season. General manager Jeff Luhnow says Feldman throws strikes, gets groundballs and will be ''a great example for the rest our young rotation.''...

Hot Stove News: Nationals Sign Nate McLouth To One-Year Deal

Nats Sign Nate McLouth The Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free agent outfielder and left-handed hitter Nate McLouth, according to the Washington Post. McLouth spent most of the past two seasons serving as Baltimore’s primary left fielder last season. McLouth, 32, played 146 games for the Orioles and posted a .258/.329/.400 slash with a .729 OPS. McLouth boasts...

AP source: OF McLouth, Nationals reach deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free-agent outfielder Nate McLouth and the Washington Nationals have reached a deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the contract wasn't complete pending a physical. Other media outlets reported it would be a two-year deal. The 32-year-old McLouth hit .258 with 12 home runs...

Orioles sign Ryan Webb to two-year deal

getty images The Baltimore Orioles have signed relief pitcher Ryan Webb to a two-year deal. Webb, 27, was non-tendered by the Miami Marlins this week after the club decided against going to arbitration with him. Projections had Webb getting just $1.5 million in arbitration and now the right hander will get $4.5 million over two seasons. While Webb will be a fine addition to the bullpen...

Tribe Madness: League Park Region semi-finals results

Our IBI Tribe Madness tournament moves into the semi-finals round of the League Park Region where two players move on and two are eliminated. For an overview of how the tournament works, go here. For a profile of each player in this region, go here. #7 DH Travis Hafner (2006) vs. #3 3B Jim Thome (1996) April: Thome 42, Hafner 30 Pronk was sitting on high on April 25th.  He...

Nationals sign Nate McLouth

Photo Credit: On Friday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported that outfielder Nate McLouth signed with Washington for 2 years, $10.75M, and an option 3rd year. For McLouth, the 2013 season was his second-busiest in his major league career, with 146 games played for Baltimore last season, including 136 games played in left field. While he was an average defender...
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