Manny Machado was forced to return to the disabled list on August 13th, this time with a sprained ligament in his right knee, the result of an awkward swing two nights prior.
On August 22nd, further bad news arrived with the announcement that he will need season-ending surgery. In 82 games, he hit.278 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs for a .278 average.
Machado had a fantastic comeback season with the Orioles in 2015, hitting.286 with 35 homers, 86 RBIs, and 102 runs scored in 162 games.
He was voted fourth in the voting for the 2015 American League Most Valuable Player Award after returning to the All-Star Game, winning his second Gold Glove at third base.
He had a strong start to 2016, being named the American League Player of the Month for April after hitting.344 with 10 doubles, 7 home runs, and 16 RBIs.
Over the next few months, he continued to hit like a machine, earning himself a third trip to the All-Star Game.
When he homered in the first three innings of a game against the Chicago White Sox on August 7th, he had a chance to do something truly exceptional.
He hit a two-run home run off James Shields in the first inning, then a three-run home run off Shields in the second, and a three-run home run off Matt Albers in the third.
Does Manny Machado Have Any Siblings?
Manny Machado has a sister called Yasmine Nunez.