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Manny Machado's suspension appeal hearing to take place Wednesday
Manny Machado's suspension appeal hearing to take place Wednesday

Third baseman Manny Machado will attend an appeal hearing Wednesday in an attempt to reduce his five-game suspension, and a final ruling could come by the end of the week. Executive vice president Dan Duquette will join Machado at the hearing, which will happen in Baltimore. Orioles manager Buck Showalter hopes a verdict isn’t reached until Saturday, which would allow Machado to play in the club’s day-night doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday at Camden Yards. “I don’t think it needs to be resolved before Saturday. What do you think?” Showalter said Tuesday in his pregame news conference. Machado received the suspension and an undisclosed...

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