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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