Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:33:53 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) has been participating in a rehab program but is not taking part in any baseball activities at this point. There is no timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: Machado probably is a few weeks away from returning, because he likely will play in some rehab games before being activated from the disabled list. Owners should continue to hold onto him because he could help at some point in September.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:35:00 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado's (knee) rehab assignment could begin Monday, Aug. 23, in a perfect world, according to manager Buck Showalter.
Fantasy Tip: Stash Machado in the majority of formats. He should finish the season strong.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:26:58 -0700
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) could return when he's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Aug. 27, according to manager Buck Showalter.
Fantasy Tip: Place him on your DL until he returns. He could be a solid performer down the stretch.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:30:29 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) said his injury is "not as bad as we thought."
Fantasy Tip: His injury definitely is nowhere near as serious as his knee injury last season, so that's a positive. However, there is still no timetable for his return. Stay patient.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:05:56 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have placed 3B Manny Machado (knee) on the 15-day disabled list because of a right knee sprain. The team also selected the contract of 2B Cord Phelps from Triple-A Norfolk.
Fantasy Tip: There is no exact timetable for Machado, but there is a chance he could return at some point during September, so owners should keep him on the bench or the disabled list. Chris Davis and Ryan Flaherty could both see time at third base while Machado is out. Flaherty could be an option for AL-only owners, depending on his playing time.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:05:14 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) and 3B Manny Machado (knee) are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should consider both players as day-to-day at this point. The team should give updates on them in the next day or so.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:18:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) has been diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain Tuesday, Aug. 12, and an update on his condition will be given Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Fantasy Tip: Not much about his prognosis is new at this point, but it looks like he avoided another serious knee injury. There is no timetable for his return until the team finds out more details, but a placement on the disabled list is likely. Prepare to be without Machado for the near future.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:22:12 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) is awaiting the results of his MRI exam Tuesday, Aug. 12. "I haven't heard anything negative," said manager Buck Showalter. "Manny seems to be in good spirits. That's good. So, we'll see what the day brings." SS J.J. Hardy (thumb) also underwent an MRI exam on his sprained left thumb Tuesday, and the team is waiting for those results. X-rays on Hardy's thumb came back negative.
Fantasy Tip: Until we know more about their injuries, Machado and Hardy should be considered day-to-day, although Machado's injury seems like it could be worse. Look to keep them both out of daily lineups in the near future, and prepare for long-term absences for both, just in case.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:52:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) will have an MRI at 10am ET Tuesday, Aug. 12. Manager Buck Showalter said Monday, Aug. 11, that the team is hoping for the best. Machado had X-rays and they were negative.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:59:37 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) has been diagnosed with a sprained right knee. He suffered the injury during an at-bat against the New York Yankees Monday, Aug. 11.