DETROIT — After Friday’s game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter presented the media with some updates from the minor league complex in Sarasota, Fla.
** Third baseman Manny Machado (knee) had a "functional" day Thursday in which he did pretty much all baseball activities: Hit, field, run a little.
He felt good during it, Showalter said. Perhaps more important, he felt good Friday.
Returning the next day after a tough workout without pain is obviously a good sign. There is no timetable for Machado’s return, but he likely won’t return until late April, at the earliest.