Orioles Notebook: No word yet on Machado suspension

BALTIMORE — Manny Machado hasn't been suspended yet. But if he is, Orioles manager Buck Showalter expects to hear from the league on Tuesday.

Machado threw his bat after swinging at a pitch on Sunday after nearly being hit by Oakland reliever Fernando Abad on the previous pitch. It was the second time in the series Machado caused a benches-clearing, bullpens-emptying scuffle on the field.

On Monday, Showalter said there was a players-only meeting in the clubhouse to address the issue.

"I'm more about letting the players police the situation," Showalter said.

Earlier in the series, Machado confronted Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson on the basepaths after he felt Donaldson tagged him too hard on a play.

But Machado's bat-throwing incident garnered more attention, as it made national headlines. Several Oakland players were displeased with the 21-year-old's actions, going as far as saying he was disrespecting the game and that Baltimore's veteran players needed to talk with Machado.

That meeting took place Monday. Showalter said that the team will help Machado get through the situation and any possible suspension that arises from it.

"Manny's had a lot of things thrown at him, no pun intended, that he hasn't had in his life, so there are some challenges that he's facing that he's going to deal with and we're going to help him deal with," Showalter said. "I'm hoping that in the long run it makes him stronger."

Machado wasn't made available to the media Monday, but he did apologize for the incident in an exclusive pre-game interview on MASN.

"I want to apologize to all my teammates, my coaching staff, the Orioles organization and Oakland and our fans also," Machado said on MASN.

WIETERS UPDATE: Injured Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is still feeling discomfort in his right elbow and will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

Wieters had a throwing session yesterday and will continue to throw during the week.

He has not played since May 10.

He was hitting .308 in 26 games and continues to lead catchers in AL All-Star voting.

ROSTER MOVE: The Orioles recalled right-handed reliever Josh Stinson from Class-AAA Norfolk to provide some long relief in the bullpen.

Both T.J. McFarland and Brad Brach had to pitch in Sunday's 11-1 loss.

Brach was optioned to Norfolk Monday and Johan Santana, who is out for the season, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Stinson on the 40-man roster.