Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:05:33 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (back) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim due to a tight lower back. 2B Ryan Flaherty made the start at third base in Machado's absence.
Fantasy Tip: The injury comes the night after his career-high 19-game on-base streak came to an end. Tough week for Machado's fantasy owners. He is likely considered day to day.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:53:47 -0700
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.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:39:44 -0700
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said 1B Chris Davis (oblique) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of his oblique injury. Showalter indicated Davis will need around two weeks to recover from the injury.
Fantasy Tip: It does not sound like Davis will miss much more than the 15 days he will need to stay on the disabled list, so owners can keep him on the bench or place him on their disabled lists. Ryan Flaherty, Steve Lombardozzi and Nick Markakis could be options to play first base while Davis is out and could be short-term options in AL-only leagues.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:40:14 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis is starting at first base Saturday, April 26, in place of injured 1B Chris Davis (oblique). INF Ryan Flaherty will play third base and OF Nelson Cruz is starting in right field.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:42:40 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (oblique) left the game early Friday, April 25, because of a left oblique strain.
Fantasy Tip: There is a chance that Davis will have to go on the disabled list because of the injury. Steve Clevenger, Ryan Flaherty or Steve Lombardozzi could handle first base if the team uses someone off their current roster. They could also consider recalling Steve Pearce or Brett Wallace from Triple-A to fill the role. If Davis goes on the DL, none of his replacements likely would be more than AL-only options.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:47:55 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop likely will be sent down to the minor leagues when 3B Manny Machado (knee) is ready to return to the team. 2B Ryan Flaherty and 2B Steve Lombardozzi probably would share starts at second base.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:20:33 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OFs Delmon Young and Adam Jones and 1B Matt Wieters homered in a 14-5 rout of the New York Yankees Tuesday, April 8. Young and Wieters each had three RBIs, as well. Jones' home run was his first of the season. 2B Ryan Flaherty also recorded three hits after starting the season in a 1-for-21 slump.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:02:08 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (back) has missed four of the team's last five games with back spasms, but he was "a lot better" Tuesday, April 8, and is available off the bench. The Orioles are optimistic that Hardy can avoid going on the disabled list and return in a day or two. INFs Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop and Steve Lombardozzi have been starting on the infield with Hardy and 3B Manny Machado (knee) out.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to keep Hardy on your bench until he returns to the lineup, which could be later this week. Flaherty, Schoop and Lombardozzi should all be owned in AL-only leagues until both Hardy and Machado are back in the lineup together on a daily basis.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:24:12 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (back) is out of the lineup again Tuesday, April 8. INF Ryan Flaherty is in his place.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:55:25 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop is expected to make the opening day roster, and he will alternate at second base with 2B Steve Lombardozzi and at third base with 3B Ryan Flaherty.
Fantasy Tip: Schoop is an intriguing prospect with raw power for a second baseman. He earned his spot with a strong spring showing, and he'll be that much more valuable in AL-only leagues if he can gain multi-position eligibility.