Christian Petersen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Baltimore Orioles will lose third baseman Manny Machado to a knee injury for the second-straight season as he will undergo surgery on his right knee after suffering a sprain back on August 11.
This is a tough blow for the Orioles as Machado was finally starting to come around at the plate since the All-Star Break.
He missed the first month of the season after recovering from an injury to his left knee.
“I’ll probably try to bring some clarity into that situation and gather what he’s being told as far as when baseball activity would start and all that stuff, I’ll try to clear that up for you, probably tomorrow, give you a more definitive idea,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter told Comcast Sportsnet.
The 22-year-old Machado is one of baseball’s brightest young stars not only at the plate, but he’s also a stellar defensive player as well as he took home the AL Gold Glove last season.
In 82 games this season, Machado hit .278 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs.
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Christian Petersen/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had an MRI Tuesday revealing a ligament sprain in his right knee.
The 21-year-old Machado suffered the injury while taking a swing in the team’s 11-3 loss against the New York Yankees Monday night. After Machado took the swing, he fell to the ground grabbing his knee and had to be helped off the field.
The Orioles still haven’t determined whether Machado will go on the disabled list.
“I’m not going to handicap it,” Orioles skipper Buck Showalter said. “I don’t know yet, but just because someone goes on the DL doesn’t mean that he’s not going to play again this year, or he’s going to have surgery or this and that.”
This is the second time Machado suffered an injury to a knee while in the major leagues. In October 2013, Machado had reconstructive surgery on his left knee. That procedure caused the youngster to start this season on the DL.
In 82 games this season, Machado is hitting .278 with 12 home runs, 32 RBIs and a .324 on-base percentage.
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The walk-off was the 28-year-old Donaldson’s fifth of his career.
“I enjoy those moments,” Donaldson said. “It’s one of those things where you’ve got to try to relish the opportunity, and anytime I can step up to the plate with an at-bat to help our team win the game or win the game right there, I feel better about it.”
The Athletics (60-36) now lead the Angels by 1 1/2 games in the AL West.
Meanwhile, The Orioles (52-43) still have a four game lead over the Blue Jays and Yankees in the AL East.
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