Orioles reinstate INF Manny Machado from the 15-day disabled list
The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated INF MANNY MACHADO from the 15-day disabled list and optioned INF STEVE LOMBARDOZZI to Triple-A Norfolk.
Machado, 21, appeared in three rehab games for Class-A Frederick, batting .667/.692/1.167 (8-12) with four doubles, a triple, five runs, two RBI and a stolen base. He was placed on the disabled list after having an arthroscopy and open reconstruction of the medial patellar femoral ligament on October 14, 2013, the result of a torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his left leg, suffered on September 23, 2013 at Tampa Bay. In 2013, Machado led the American League in doubles (51), was an AL All-Star, and won both the Rawlings Gold and Platinum Gloves.
Lombardozzi, 25, has batted .292/.301/.333 (21-72) in 19 games at second base for the Orioles this season.