Machado resumed spring training in 2014 but was hampered by scar tissue in his knee, which forced him to miss the first day of the season and the entire month of April.
After playing a few rehab games with the Frederick Keys, he made his major league debut on May 1st, beginning the second game of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
On June 1st, in a 9-4 victory over the Houston Astros, he blasted his first career grand slam off Scott Feldman.
He was tossed from a game against the Oakland Athletics on June 8th after allegedly swinging his bat at Oakland 3B Josh Donaldson.
He’d gotten into a spat with Donaldson earlier in the series over a tag play, and he’d been shoved away from the plate by Fernando Abad on a fastball, triggering a staredown with the pitcher.
Machado denied any violent intentions after the game, stating the bat had merely escaped his grasp.
Manny apologized the next day for the incident, but he was still given a five-game punishment, despite the fact that the appeal process took three weeks to complete before he could begin serving the suspension.
On July 29th, he blasted his first career walk-off home run, a 7-6 victory over Cory Rasmus of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Is Manny Machado Still With The Padres?
Yes. Manny Machado is still with the San Diego Padres. He is signed to a 10-year, $300 million contract.