"He was in good hands," executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said of Machado, who had a brief hospital stay and alerted the team's training staff in a timely manner. "He dealt with it swiftly and directly."
Machado hit .262/.294/.445 in 191 at-bats in his rookie season, making the transition from shortstop to third base easily despite jumping from Double-A to the Majors.
"I talked to him a couple times, and he's doing well and doing a full workout," manager Buck Showalter said of the 20-year-old infielder. "He's going to go in and get an opportunity to be our third baseman potentially, but he's got to earn it."