Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said he was encouraged that third baseman Manny Machado said before Sunday's season finale he was open to a long-term extension, but added that more pressing priorities exist this offseason. After emerging as one of the game's top all-around players this season, Machado will get a hefty raise next season in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He is under team control for the next three seasons, but would become a free agent following the 2018
After homering in both games of Saturday¿s doubleheader, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has now homered in four straight games, hitting five homers in that span to increase his career-high total to 35.
The Orioles¿ postseason hopes might be gone, but third baseman Manny Machado is still playing like these October games mean something. Machado homered before and after a 3-hour, 25-minute rain delay Thursday in the Orioles¿ 6-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, who weren¿t using any regulars after clinching the American League East on Wednesday.
There was some wonderment after Wednesday night's controversial ninth inning at Nationals Park at to why home plate umpire Mark Ripperger did not warn both teams after Jonathan Papelbon threw a pitch close to the head of Manny Machado.
Manager Buck Showalter has fielded a number of questions from reporters over the past 18 hours about the likelihood that his team will retaliate for the second inside pitch that hit Machado on the shoulder and led to Papelbon¿s ejection from the game.
Both dugouts emptied Wednesday night in the ninth inning of the Orioles' 4-3 comeback win when third baseman Manny Machado was hit on the left shoulder by a Jonathan Papelbon 93-mph fastball after Machado had hit a go-ahead two-run homer in his previous at-bat.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado became the youngest player in franchise history to reach 500 career hits with his fifth-inning single in Tuesday¿s 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals, according to STATS, LLC.
Outfielder Nolan Reimold is on his way to Toronto to join the Orioles. He won¿t be activated for today¿s game, but he was slated to start on Sunday against Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle. Reimold is hitting .400 (6-for-15) with two doubles, one homer and three RBIs in his career against Buehrle.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado knows he has a long way to even think about catching Cal Ripken, Jr.¿s consecutive-games streak, but he currently owns baseball¿s active consecutive-games streak entering Thursday¿s series finale in Kansas City.
Two errors, including one by Manny Machado in his first inning as a big league shortstop, gave the Twins a 4-3 win in 12 innings, sending the plummeting Orioles to their fourth straight loss before an announced 35,144.
Two nights, two walk-off homers for the Orioles. It¿s mid-August and this enigmatic club isn¿t dead yet. One night after Manny Machado hit a two-run homer to give the Orioles a win in 13 innings Friday, Chris Davis provided the heroics on Saturday, a solo homer to right in the bottom of the ninth to give the Orioles a 4-3 victory.
The Bowie Baysox will be giving away a "Captain Manny" bobblehead at that Sunday afternoon's 2:05 p.m. game as part of their Pirates & Ninjas Day promotion. According to the club's press release, the first 1,000 "landlubbers" ages 13 and up will receive the "bobbling pirate-themed rendition" of the former Baysox shortstop and current Orioles third baseman.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado exchanged words with Rays pitcher Alex Colome after Colome hit him with a pitch in the top of the eighth inning of the Orioles¿ 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Friday night.
Manny Machado is the sixth-youngest Oriole to reach the milestone in a season, joining such franchise standouts as Ripken, Eddie Murray, Boog Powell and rookies of the year Curt Blefary and Ron Hansen.
Manny Machado is having a great year and he's one of the game's top young players. He entered this weekend on pace to hit 36 home runs this year, so he deserves the chance to strut his stuff with the biggest sluggers in the sport. He should be in Monday's Home Run Derby.
Neither Orioles third baseman Manny Machado nor manager Buck Showalter believe participating in Monday's Home Run Derby will negatively impact Machado's season, or the swing that has produced a career-high 19 home runs.
The Orioles got solo home runs from All-Stars Manny Machado and Adam Jones but lost when reliever Tommy Hunter allowed a two-run home run to Brian Dozier in the 10th inning, giving the Twins a 4-2 win.
Orioles hird baseman Manny Machado has to be the most likely Orioles player to be named to the AL squad. Machado is off to the best start of his career, hitting .299/.356/.522 with 17 homers and 46 RBIs.
There is no law that says everyone who plays for the Orioles has to agree that Brooks Robinson was the best third baseman of all time, but it was still strange to hear Manny Machado say Thursday that Adrian Beltre is the man at the hot corner.
The Orioles will open their three-game series against the Red Sox tonight at Fenway Park. They swept the Red Sox two weeks ago in Baltimore, but Boston is coming off a road series win over the American League Central-leading Kansas City Royals.
Manny Machado records four RBIs, hits one of Orioles' three homers as club wins season-high sixth straight game, 9-4 over the Yankees, to pull within two games of first place. The Orioles improved to 31-30, moving back above .500 for the first time since they were 12-11 on May 3.
In the Orioles' dispirited 9-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays before an announced crowd of 36,945 Sunday at Camden Yards, Chris Tillman couldn't navigate through five innings for the fourth time in 10 starts this season.