Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:14:13 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) ran the bases again Thursday, April 17, and did well. He will slide for the first time Friday, April 18, and play in an extended spring game Saturday, April 19. He could play in three to five extended spring games before embarking on a rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Machado's return will likely be sometime in early May if he doesn't hit any road blocks in his recovery from offseason knee surgery. Stay patient, but don't expect the pre-injury form of Machado immediately.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:04:06 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) ran the bases Wednesday, April 16, for the first time since his knee surgery. The sessions went well, and he is expected to continue running the bases through the end of the week at the team's spring training facility in Florida.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:33:13 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) took infield practice and batting practice Tuesday, April 15. He also did three springs of 90 feet and three of 180 feet.
Fantasy Tip: Machado is inching back, and he could return in the next few weeks, maybe next week. Keep your eye on his activation date, but don't expect much upon his immediate return.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:47:36 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) ran six sprints up to 90 feet at the team's spring training facility Monday, April 14, and he took four at-bats in a simulated game. Machado will go at full speed at 180 feet Tuesday, April 15. Machado has not been cutting the bases and that's the most important test before he's cleared for extended spring training games. He could be cleared for cutting the bases later this week.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:19:29 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) was cleared to run Sunday, April 13, and will work his way up to 180 feet during the next two or three extended spring games. Machado ran six sprints at 90 feet Monday, April 14.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:03:35 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) took six at-bats in a simulated game Saturday, April 12. He has been cleared to run sprints Monday, April 14.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:35:22 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) will receive two at-bats in a simulated game Saturday, April 12, but he may not run.
Fantasy Tip: Machado's recovery from knee surgery has been slow and methodical. He'll almost assuredly need to go on a lengthy rehab assignment before the O's are comfortable activating him, too. Stay patient.
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 10:20:10 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) continues to improve, and manager Buck Showalter said he's running in a pool. SP Johan Santana (shoulder) felt good after his two-inning simulated game Monday, April 7, as did SP Dylan Bundy (elbow), who threw a side session.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:26:13 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) did some functional baseball activities Thursday, April 3, including some running. Machado said he felt great.