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Orioles | Manny Machado to be demoted?

Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said demoting struggling 3B Manny Machado to the minors is an option. Machado is hitting just .229 with a .619 OPS in 154 plate appearances after missing the first month of the season recovering from left knee surgery. He's swinging at more pitches out of the strike zone this year and hitting more groundballs and fewer line drives. 2B Ryan Flaherty could fill in at the hot corner if Machado is demoted, with 2B Jonathan Schoop at second base.

Fantasy Tip: The decision on whether to demote Machado won't be taken lightly, and might not happen soon if they decide to go that route. We warned you that Machado might struggle coming off that knee injury. If you haven't already, start making alternate plans for your third base spot.

2014-06-10 09:53:47 | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

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