Manny Machado set to return to Orioles lineup after knee surgery
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 29, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles are planning to activate Manny Machado from the disabled list Tuesday and, weather permitting, he could see his first action of 2014 after an ugly knee injury ended his stellar 2013 season. Rain is in the forecast for the most of the day in Baltimore, but if the Orioles can play their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, then Machado will be activated. There has been no official word from the team, but a baseball source confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday that Machado is indeed headed to Baltimore. The Orioles are slated to host the Pirates for the first of a two-game series, although there's rain in the forecast all day and night, making the contest at Camden Yards questionable at best. The 21-year-old, who won the Rawlings Platinum Glove for being the American League's best defender, was the Orioles' No. 2 hitter last season. He'd been hitting .283/.314/.432 with 71 RBIs and playing great defense at third, getting an All-Star Game nod and becoming a fan favorite in just his first full season.