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Showalter on Machado, the Bundys and more

Orioles manager Buck Showalter passed along the update today on Manny Machado's knee surgery. It was a success. Go figure. "Manny's surgery went real well. That was good to hear," Showalter said. "Started at 9 o'clock (our) time, 6 o'clock their time. You always want that first surgery. Brady (Anderson) was telling me last night he'd want the second one. Let (the surgeon) kind of ... read more

Machado surgery a success

As expected, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado underwent successful surgery today to repair a slightly torn ligament in his right knee. Machado will remain in Los Angeles for the next three weeks before flying to Sarasota or meeting up with the Orioles. Manager Buck Showalter said Dr. Neal ElAttrache didn't find anything unexpected in the knee and the timetable remains the same. Machado should be ... read more

Orioles option Chen

The Orioles made their roster move today, officially recalling catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk and optioning last night's starter, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, to the Gulf Coast League team. The Orioles currently list their starters for the Twins series as follows: Friday - Miguel Gonzalez vs. Trevor May Saturday - Chris Tillman vs. Kyle Gibson Sunday - Wei-Yin Chen vs. Ricky Nolasco Monday - Kevin ... read more

O's add Clevenger to taxi squad

The Orioles added catcher Steve Clevenger to their taxi squad this afternoon. A player can stay on it for 24 hours before being added to the 25-man roster or returned to the minors. The Norfolk Tides announced the move, which has been confirmed, while activating right-hander Robert Coello from the temporarily inactive list. Manager Buck Showalter indicated yesterday that the Orioles could send down a ... read more

Machado, the challenge of making a trade and tonight's game

Unless there's been a late change, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will undergo surgery this morning in Los Angeles to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. I wonder whether Dr. Neal ElAttrache can zip his own lip. I'm going to eliminate the drama and promise that the surgery will be deemed a success. Machado won't lose the leg, so don't lose any sleep ... read more

Showalter speaks following 4-2 win

The Orioles won tonight, the Yankees lost and the Blue Jays are losing to the Red Sox 11-4 in the 11th inning. I could close this entry now and wish everyone a peaceful night, but I may as well continue with some quotes from manager Buck Showalter. The Orioles lead the Yankees by seven games in the American League East and are poised to expand ... read more

Just to review ... (O's win 4-2)

Due to the pace of tonight's game at Camden Yards, it has now been reclassified as a mini-series. We had two crew chief reviews in the first three innings. We've had only one run score despite six hits by the Rays. We've decided that a pillow and blanket might be needed later. I had a beef and broccoli stir fry for dinner, but that's not ... read more

Roster manuevering and other notes (game update)

Don't be surprised if the Orioles decide to option a starting pitcher within the next few days and call up an infielder to give them a four-man bench before rosters expand. The affiliates end their season on Sept. 1, at which point the Orioles could recall the pitcher without having to wait the minimum 10 days. Send down a starter who wouldn't be available anyway ... read more