Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 5/5/15

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is getting closer to retuning to the Major Leagues. Machado, 21, suffered a gruesome knee injury on September 23rd in Tampa Bay against the Rays. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Machado will play for the Frederick Keys, the Orioles Single A affiliate, on Friday. Machado will play for Class a Frederick on Friday. — Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) April 22, 2014 The Orioles, 9-9 entering April 22, certainly want their young third baseman back, but he has to be fully healthy. Because he is a position player, Machado is eligible for as many as twenty days on a rehab assignment. Machado, however isn’t expected to require the full twenty day period before being deemed ready to return to Baltimore. He is scheduled to play seven innings in Friday’s appearance, and will play two or three games at the Single A level, according to MLB.com. After the Single A portion of his rehab stint is complete, Machado will advance to either 

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