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Manny Machado out of starting lineup with groin stiffness, but Orioles optimistic he can avoid DL stint
Manny Machado out of starting lineup with groin stiffness, but Orioles optimistic he can avoid DL stint

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was not in the starting lineup for Friday’s game against the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards, but manager Buck Showalter said the team believes Machado can avoid going on the disabled list. Machado left Thursday’s 8-7, 13-inning loss to Cleveland in the top of the 12th inning with right groin stiffness. “I think it was better than we thought it would be today,” Showalter said. “It’s the proverbial day-to-day. We’ll see what the next day or so brings, but we don’t think it’s a DL-able thing at this point.” Machado said his groin felt much better Friday, and he even hoped he could return...

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