Is Manny Machado Injured?

On September 23, 2013, Machado injured his left knee while running to first base after a hit. Machado was taken to the hospital right away and was carried out of the game on a stretcher.



His streak of 207 consecutive games played came to an end as a result of the injury. Machado will miss the rest of the 2013 season due to an injury.

He hit .283/.314/.432 for the year, with 14 home runs, 71 RBI, and 51 doubles. At third base, he led the American League in doubles, at-bats (667) and fielding percentage (.973).



 

Machado chose to have reconstructive surgery on his knee on October 10 in order to limit the risk of future dislocations. He would be out for 4–6 months after the surgery, but he was expected to return around Opening Day.

Machado won the Gold Glove Award at third base on October 29, the first time an Oriole third baseman has won the award since Brooks Robinson’s 16-year streak from 1960 to 1975.

Machado was awarded the AL Platinum Glove Award on November 8, the same year.

After returning from knee surgery on April 29, 2014, he was activated from the disabled list, and on May 1, he was greeted with a standing ovation from Baltimore fans before the first game of a doubleheader sweep against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Machado hit his first career grand slam in a 9-4 Orioles win against the Houston Astros on June 1, 2014. On June 6, 2014, Machado was tagged by Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson as he ran to third base on a ground ball.

Is Manny Machado Injured?

According to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, Machado will return to the lineup against the Cardinals on Monday. Due to an elbow ailment, Machado has been out for the last two games, but the Padres have downplayed the seriousness of the problem.