Manny Machado RUMORS & NEWS

  • Now at shortstop, Manny Machado continues to grow as offensive force

    SI "The Orioles continue to win, and Manny Machado remains red hot. On Sunday, the 23-year-old slugger's two home runs—including an eighth-inning grand slam, his second of the season—powered the O's past the A's, 11–3. On Tuesday, he went 3 for 3 with another homer as Baltimore downed Minnesota, 5–3...." May 12

  • The Early MVP Case for Manny Machado

    Baseball Essential "Following a 3-for-3 day at the plate for Manny Machado, which included two walks and a home run to help the Baltimore Orioles edge one out over the Minnesota Twins, it is about time to throw the young man’s hat into the MVP discussion. The Orioles’ soon-to-be 24-year-old shortstop turned 3rd..." May 12

  • Orioles shift Manny Machado to shortstop with J.J. Hardy out four weeks -- for now

    Fox Sports "The preference of some in the Orioles' organization is to keep Manny Machado at third base, where his defense is well above average and at times otherworldly. Machado, however, will be at short Tuesday night in place of J.J. Hardy, who is expected to miss at least four weeks with a hairline..." May 03

  • Machado’s illegal slide exposes new rule’s inconsistent enforcement

    SI "It may be divisive, but Major League Baseball’s rewritten rule regarding slides intended to break up double plays—Rule 6.01(j) in your rulebook, colloquially known as “the Chase Utley rule”—is nothing if not clear. As I explained to Joe Magrane on MLB Now during the first week of the regular..." May 02

  • Harper, Machado earn Player of the Month honors

    The Score "Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals phenom who smashed nine homers in his first 18 games this year, was named National League Player of the Month for April on Monday. Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado earned the honor in the American League, following a strong start to his 2016..." May 02

  • Manny Machado to play for Dominican Republic at WBC

    ESPN "Manny Machado will play for the Dominican Republic in the fourth edition of the World Baseball Classic, scheduled to be held in March 2017. Machado, who was born in Miami, is the son of Dominican parents Manuel and Rosa Machado, and, according to the WBC rules, can play for the United States or..." April 27

  • Long-term deal with O's on Machado's wish list

    MLB.com "Manny Machado said there's "hope" that he can remain an Oriole beyond his arbitration years after seeing Baltimore lock up Chris Davis with a seven-year, $161 million deal. "I think it's the biggest contract in Orioles history, so I know there's hope there," Machado said on Tuesday morning at..." February 23

  • Orioles agree to big raise for Manny Machado

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles agreed to one-year contracts for 2016 with star third baseman Manny Machado, top starter Chris Tillman, and infielder Ryan Flaherty ahead of Friday’s exchange of salary arbitration figures, according to industry sources. Machado, who earned just $485,000 in 2015, when he made his..." January 15

  • Orioles should sign Machado to long-term contract

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Prior to the final game of this season, Manny Machado was asked if he was interested in a contract extension with the Orioles. He said he was. During the next day’s news conference, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said he was interested, but there were..." October 15

  • Jonathan Papelbon suspended three games for throwing at Manny Machado

    Yahoo! Sports "Jonathan Papelbon, the bad-boy closer of the Washington Nationals, found himself in trouble again this week, after an altercation with Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles. He threw a pitch near Machado's head Wednesday night, then hit Machado on the shoulder two pitches later. It led to an..." September 26

  • Manny Machado calls Jonathan Papelbon a ‘coward’ after being hit

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado played the role of hero Wednesday night when he blasted a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-3 lead — one they would not relinquish — over the Washington Nationals. Two innings later, Jonathan Papelbon made Machado pay the price. And Manny was..." September 24

  • Machado experiment at short over for now, Hardy's back

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "J.J. Hardy returns to the Orioles lineup after spending the past 15 days on the disabled list with a left groin injury. For now, that ends the Manny Machado experiment at shortstop. Machado played his first five major league games there while Hardy was out. Manager Buck Showalter wasn’t..." September 09

  • Manny Machado is making his first career start at shortstop

    Hardball Talk "As a minor leaguer Manny Machado was an elite shortstop prospect, but because the Orioles had J.J. Hardy there when he arrived in 2012 they shifted Machado to third base and he’s stayed there ever since. Machado has developed into an MVP-caliber third baseman and not surprisingly his excellent..." August 31

  • 2015 Home Run Derby participants announced

    CBS Sports "As is the case annually, the Monday before the All-Star Game -- known simply as All-Star Monday -- will feature the main event that is the Home Run Derby. The contestants for the event were revealed Wednesday night and here they are: Kris Bryant, Cubs Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays Prince Fielder,..." July 08

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    Manny Machado says he sees no reason why he won't be ready for the start of spring training.#Orioles #OriolesTalk

  • Manny Machado's right knee surgery was successful, Buck Showalter says

    Baltimore Sun "Manny Machado had the partially torn ligament in his right knee repaired successfully Wednesday morning, and the third baseman remains on the timeline to return to the club for spring training next season, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter. The operation was performed at 6 a.m. in Los..." August 28

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    Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

    INF Manny Machado has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 12, with a right knee sprain.

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    INF Manny Machado has been diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain. An update on his condition will be provided tomorrow.

  • Manny Machado injured on swing

    ESPN "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado hurt his right knee in a game against the New York Yankees and was helped off the field. The team described the injury as a right knee sprain and said he would undergo an MRI Tuesday. "We'll just wait for the results," Machado said in front of his locker,..." August 12

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    David Lennon @DPLennon

    #Orioles announce Machado left game with right knee sprain. Looked worse given the ugly twisting of his leg on the injury. #yankees

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    Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

    Major League Baseball has upheld Manny Machado’s 5-game suspension. He will begin serving the suspension tonight.

  • Machado hearing scheduled for Wednesday

    Masn "Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed today that third baseman Manny Machado's hearing on his appeal of a five-game suspension will take place Wednesday in Baltimore. Executive vice president Dan Duquette will attend the hearing with Machado. A verdict may not be handed down until this..." June 25

  • Manny Machado apologizes for incident against A's

    SB Nation "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado apologized Monday afternoon for his actions in a benches-clearing incident on Sunday in a game against the A's. "I want to apologize to all my teammates, my coaching staff, the entire Orioles organization, and Oakland and to my fans for the way I acted,"..." June 11

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    Buck Showalter on Manny Machado; "He's a good kid who means well. He just made a bad decision." #Orioles #OriolesTalk

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    Tim Brown @TBrownYahoo

    Source: MLB will suspend Machado for five games. Machado plans to appeal.

  • Orioles GM says demoting Machado 'an option'

    Fox Sports "As the Orioles await word on whether Major League Baseball will suspend Manny Machado, they face their own pressing decision on the struggling third baseman. Should they demote Machado to the minors? “That’s always an option,” general manager Dan Duquette told FOX Sports on Tuesday. “The..." June 10

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Decision on #Orioles’ Machado expected tomorrow. Suspension virtually certain.

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    #Orioles activate Manny Machado from 15-day. Option INF Steve Lombardozzi to Norfolk. #OriolesTalk

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Orioles planning to activate Machado today. Weather in Baltimore questionable.

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Hearing that if all goes well in Machado's minor league rehab games, #Orioles are eyeing a return for next weekend's road series at #Twins.

  • Manny Machado to begin minor league rehab assignment on Friday at Class-A Frederick

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is slated to begin his minor league rehab assignment on Friday at the club’s high Class-A affiliate in Frederick. Machado, who is recovering from offseason left knee surgery to repair a torn patellofemoral ligament, played in his third extended spring game..." April 22

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Manny played 5 innings, all went well. Buck said he'd play tmrw

  • Manny Machado could start minor league rehab assignment next week

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who resumed running the bases Wednesday in Sarasota, Fla., could go on a minor league rehabilitation assignment next week if all goes well. Running the bases -- and making the lateral cuts that involves -- is the final step in Machado’s rehab from offseason..." April 17

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Machado running on treadmill in pool on Sarasota, still hasn't resumed running bases. #orioles

  • Machado gets good news from surgeon

    CSN Baltimore "About forty-five minutes before Thursday night’s game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that the team hadn’t heard anything about Manny Machado’s exam in Los Angeles with his surgeon, Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Machado left Sarasota early on Thursday and was scheduled to fly back..." March 21

  • Manny Machado experiences setback

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado may not be ready for Opening Day after experiencing a setback in his surgically repaired knee, manager Buck Showalter said. Machado has not appeared in a game this spring and was scheduled to undergo an exam Tuesday on his knee. But the 21-year-old..." March 16

  • Manny Machado calls $519K salary for 2014 “disappointing”

    Hardball Talk "The Orioles signed Manny Machado to a one-year, $519,000 contract renewal on Monday — standard operating procedure for a pre-arbitration player. The salary is $19,000 more than the major league minimum and Machado also gets a $100,000 bonus for winning the 2013 Platinum Glove Award in the..." March 11

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Machado stepped on the bag with both feet yesterday in running drills, considered a significant, yes, step in his progression #orioles

  • Manny Machado cleared for lateral fielding work

    Hardball Talk "Manny Machado continues making steady progress in his recovery from October 14, 2013 knee surgery. Danny Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Machado took side-to-side soft-toss grounders on Wednesday afternoon in Orioles camp without experiencing any issues. It was his first time doing..." March 06

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Machado has been cleared to do just about everything. Just can't run bases and slide. Team would prefer limited side to side movement at 3B

  • Orioles' Manny Machado progressing

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been cleared to return to some baseball activities. Machado visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Friday for re-evaluation following his October surgery to repair a torn medial patellofemoral ligament. The evaluation involved extensive..." February 01

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    #Orioles Manny Machado will be checked out this weekend. If he passes, and he's expected to, he will be cleared to start baseball activities

  • Manny Machado happy with progress in rehab

    MLB.com "When Orioles position players report to camp in 24 days, All-Star and Gold Glove-winning third baseman Manny Machado -- recovering from surgery on his left knee -- will be there, but he doesn't have a target date for his return to action. "Not yet," said Machado, 21, who on Friday night..." January 25

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    No official word from Os on Manny Machado's left knee checkup 2day, but source tells me it went well & he's 6-8 weeks ahead of recovery norm

  • Manny Machado “has got a real chance” to be ready for Opening Day

    Hardball Talk "Initially when third baseman Manny Machado had knee surgery in October the Orioles indicated that they didn’t expect him back in time for Opening Day, but those plans have apparently changed a bit. According to manager Buck Showalter that initial timetable was merely the team wanting to “put a..." November 22

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    #Orioles Manny Machado has elected to have reconstructive surgery on the MPFL of his left knee O's PR announces. 4-6 months recovery time.

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    #Orioles have received good news on Manny Machado. Dr. James Andrews' eval concurred with team's. Recommended rest rehab no surgery.

  • Manny Machado's injury less serious than feared

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles' 2013 season plummeted from modestly disappointing to something far gloomier the instant Manny Machado took an off-kilter step Monday in Tampa Bay and wrenched his left knee. But the news was not as bad as feared as an MRI revealed Tuesday that Machado had not torn any major..." September 25

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Manny Machado's MRI on his left knee is scheduled for 1 pm today in Baltimore accdg to a source. Won't know more until after that.

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    MRI results for #Orioles Manny Machado: Torn medial patellofemoral ligament. Recovery time 6-8 weeks. Great news for him and the O's.

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