Each time Orioles third baseman Manny Machado came to the plate this week in Oakland, he¿s been booed by a faction of the fans in the O.co Coliseum. On Tuesday, one screamed vulgarities at Machado loud enough that it could be heard clearly in the press box.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had his suspension appeal hearing Wednesday at the team's offices in the B&O Warehouse, and said he thought it went well. Now he'll wait to hear whether his five-game suspension for throwing a bat during the Orioles-Oakland Athletics game June 8 will be reduced.
Whether or not the Orioles use two long relievers today will determine when right-hander Miguel Gonzalez is activated from the 15-day disabled list -- and on what day he'll make his first major league start since straining his groin.
As Manny Machado appealed the five-game suspension he received Tuesday, the Orioles prepared for life without the third baseman, as well as attempting to make sure a similar incident doesn't happen again.
Manny Machado was given the opportunity to speak to his team in a meeting before Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Like he has now done publicly, the Orioles third baseman apologized.