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Manny Machado misses second straight game because of lower back spasms

Manny Machado misses second straight game because of lower back spasms

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Manny Machado remained out of the starting lineup Wednesday, a day after he was a last-minute scratch when he experienced lower back spasms during batting practice before the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

Manager Buck Showalter said he still considers Machado day-to-day, but the third baseman's return appears indefinite for now.

"I look for him to be back shortly, depending on how you define the word shortly," Showalter said.

Before Wednesday's game, Machado said his back felt better after he received treatment Tuesday. He was scheduled for another round of treatment during...

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