Manny Machado works out again Sunday in Sarasota, Fla., and other Orioles notes
By By Dan Connolly
The Baltimore Sun|
Apr 06, 2014 | 12:46 PM
Third baseman Manny Machado, who is recovering from left knee surgery in October, was scheduled for another "functional day" of working out Sunday in Sarasota, Fla., meaning he is doing most baseball activities, including jogging.
He went through the workouts Thursday and felt fine Friday, which is an encouraging sign as the 21-year-old continues to rehabilitate his knee. The club would like him back sometime this month, but he'll need a minor league rehab stint once he can run at 100 percent.
"His next step is hopefully running full speed," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "The last thing he's had yet to do is sprint. And to be able to do it the next day, and the next day, so to speak. I don't know when that's going to be."
Some other Orioles injury notes:
-- Shortstop J.J. Hardy, who was originally in Sunday's lineup against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, was scratched after experiencing lower back spasms during batting practice. The spasms are in a different spot than Friday, according to the Orioles.