Terry Collins

In Hardy’s absence, Orioles will keep Machado at third base and play Tejada at shortstop

In Hardy’s absence, Orioles will keep Machado at third base and play Tejada at shortstop

With starting shortstop J.J. Hardy sidelined for at least the next four to six weeks with a broken bone in his right wrist, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he will resist the temptation to shift Manny Machado from third base, as he did last season when Hardy missed seven weeks with a foot injury.

Instead, utility man Rubén Tejada — a natural shortstop who was acquired from the New York Yankees for cash less than two weeks ago — will fill the position in Hardy’s absence, Showalter said Monday.

“Not at this point,” Showalter said when asked whether Machado would move to shortstop. “I’d rather in a perfect world, leave everyone where they are and not disrupt...

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