Machado rehabbing with Keys has been missed by Orioles

479px-Manny_Machado_8-10-2012The Frederick Keys have just announced that Manny Machado will be participating in several games this weekend as part of his rehab. Machado will play on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday against both the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Carolina Mud Cats. This is a great opportunity for Machado to receive some play time experience this season before returning to the Baltimore Orioles. Read more about Machado rehabbing with Keys has been missed by Orioles

Keys on the Right Track

The Frederick Keys, despite losing a four game series at home to the Lynchburg Hillcats, went on to sweep the Winston-Salem Dash and win their first series of the season, which happened to be on the road. With the first game of the series against the Dash being rained out, the Keys would be forced to play a doubleheader the following day.

The keys only gave up three runs in the first game and allowed no runs in the second game of the day, propelling them into a brief, but necessary, four game winning streak. Read more about Keys on the Right Track

Machado injury update: Updated

479px-Manny_Machado_8-10-2012Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been out all season still recovering from the same knee injury that ended his season last season.  The Orioles finally has good news regarding his injury as he has been cleared to begin running sprints on Monday, according to Roch Kobatko.

Machado has already been taking batting practice and seems very close to begin simulated games and a rehab assignment.  My prediction is that Machado is still about three weeks away from returning to the Orioles.  The Orioles have missed Machado’s bat and glove this season.

UPDATE: Machado did run today and did sprints, all reports are that it went well.  Should be doing extended spring training games soon.
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Orioles trade Valencia to Royals for Lough

200px-Danny_Valencia_on_May_20,_2013The Baltimore Orioles have traded designated hitter Danny Valencia to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder David Lough.  Valencia hit .304 for the Orioles last season and was up and down between the Orioles farm system.

Valencia had power and hit for average for the Orioles but he never played in the field which is something that the Orioles did not like.  Lough is a good fielder and played all three outfield positions for the Royals last season.  Remember the Royals have a huge ballpark and Lough was able to cover a lot of ground.
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