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May 3, 2007
Melvin Mora, Orioles third baseman Do you have to change your approach when you move from second to fifth in the batting order? Of course I have to change it. Hitting second is not the same as hitting fifth. Hitting second, you need to sacrifice your at-bat and try to move the runner over. Second is not easy, especially for me. I like to drive in a lot of runs.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Injured Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was in the Orioles' clubhouse Wednesday and promised to return in late October if his teammates make it to World Series. "I'll be back, for sure," said the 21-year-old Machado, who has been in Los Angeles rehabbing since he had surgery on Aug. 27 to repair a partially torn ligament in his right knee. He arrived in Baltimore on Monday and said he will stay for the two games at Camden Yards before leaving Saturday for the club's spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla. to continue his rehab.
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April 5, 2007
What is the best part of playing in New York? Melvin Mora, Orioles third baseman Their fans are exciting. They have fun on every pitch - every pitch we throw and every pitch they throw. At Shea Stadium, they are a little more quiet. The Bronx is loud. I like to go to New York. It's my favorite city in the big leagues. I met my wife there.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
CHICAGO - Here's a complete transcript of what Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had to say before today's game against the Chicago Cubs regarding his decision to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a partially torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his right knee. Machado said he hopes to have the procedure done next week in Los Angeles. On when he knew surgery could be a possibility: From the get-go, we knew it was partially torn, so it was in the back of my mind.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | April 8, 1993
When Leo Gomez sat out his first winter-league season in five years, he had no trouble occupying the time he suddenly found on his hands.There was the new home in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, that had to be decorated.There was quality time with his wife, Lee, and son, Leo Jr., 3.There were daily runs to keep his weight down.And there were the arm exercises designed to rehabilitate his right shoulder, the one he partially dislocated diving back into second base in September.The injury prematurely ended Gomez's first full season as the Orioles third baseman.
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By Buster Olney and Jason LaCanfora and Buster Olney and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1996
Having struck out in their pursuit of Pittsburgh left-hander Denny Neagle, the Orioles are focusing on other possible acquisitions -- including Philadelphia third baseman Todd Zeile.The Phillies have had a longstanding desire to trade for Orioles outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds and Zeile would fill the Orioles' need for improved right-handed punch in their lineup. Zeile, who turns 31 on Sept. 9, is hitting .265 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs. He is a subpar defensive player but is a proven run producer.
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By CHILDS WALKER and CHILDS WALKER,SUN REPORTER | May 20, 2006
Melvin Mora never wanted to leave Baltimore, and once Orioles owner Peter Angelos acceded to a no-trade clause, the third baseman felt reassured enough to sign a three-year contract extension. The Orioles announced the $24 million deal (with a club option for a fourth year with a $1 million buyout) yesterday afternoon. "It's been a goal of ours to add not only players of quality, but players who are great people," executive vice president Mike Flanagan said. "I think we've done that certainly with this signing of Melvin Mora."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1996
The Orioles made what figures to be their final off-season acquisition yesterday, claiming 22-year-old third base prospect Willis Otanez off waivers from the Seattle Mariners' organization.Otanez hit 19 home runs for Single-A Vero Beach in 1994 and reached Double-A with the Los Angeles Dodgers last year. He went to the Mariners in the deal that sent veteran Mike Blowers to the Dodgers Nov. 29.The acquisition filled the final spot on the Orioles' 40-man roster. The club opens spring training this week, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Thursday and the first pitcher/catcher workout scheduled for Friday.
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By Kent Baker | April 30, 1991
He plays in a city where the team never has had a winning season.He plays a position where the glitter names in the league are Wade Boggs, Kelly Gruber and Gary Gaetti.He had 27 errors last season, including a record-tying four in one game against the Baltimore Orioles, leading to a good-hit, no-field reputation that insiders on his club say is undeserved because he was injured.But make no mistake. Edgar Martinez of the Seattle Mariners, a player barely known east of Puget Sound, is making an impact on the American League.
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By ROCH KUBATKO and ROCH KUBATKO,SUN REPORTER | February 22, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Third baseman Melvin Mora says he loves the Orioles, loves being part of the team and the community, loves the daily interaction with players and fans. He has no desire to leave, and the Orioles aren't pushing him out the door. So why is there a chance he won't return in 2007? Mora would prefer to end negotiations on a new contract once the season begins, though he stopped short of issuing that threat yesterday. Former closer B.J. Ryan was more adamant last year and eventually left as a free agent, signing a five-year, $47 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
In recent weeks, the Orioles have built the largest division lead in baseball as they chase their first American League East title in 17 years, but the club now faces the possibility of being without All-Star third baseman Manny Machado for an extended amount of time. An MRI performed Tuesday revealed no apparent structural damage, and the club said Machado was diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain. In some ways, that was good news - especially given how Machado's season ended last year with a left knee injury that required offseason surgery - but it appears that this injury could force Machado to the 15-day disabled list.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Normally, a blowout win against the New York Yankees is celebrated with abandon at Camden Yards. Add in that Monday's 11-3 victory separated the Orioles and the Yankees even further in the American League East race and that one of the offensive heroes was beleaguered slugger Chris Davis, and you'd have almost the perfect scenario for Orioles fans. Except that that feel-good vibe took a hard tumble in the third inning when 22-year-old third baseman Manny Machado collapsed in the batter's box after a swing and had to be helped off the field.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was able to walk without help after Monday night's game against the New York Yankees, but he said he has no feel for what Tuesday's MRI on his injured right knee might show. “We don't know,” he said. “We will know more tomorrow about what's wrong with it. The MRI will give us an idea of how many days I'm going to be out. That's what's going to tell us what's going on.” Machado suffered a right knee sprain on a swing in the third inning and appeared to be in great pain after he crumpled to the ground.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado took a big swing in the third inning of Monday night's series opener against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards and crumpled to the ground. Machado appeared to be in great pain as he held his right knee, and he had to be helped off the field by Orioles head athletic trainer Richie Bancells and manager Buck Showalter. The Orioles announced later in the game that Machado had suffered a right knee sprain and would be re-evaluated Tuesday. It was a scary moment that could have huge implications for Machado and the Orioles.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Chris Davis, who was batting .193 in 99 games through Sunday, didn't start Monday against New York Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano. But after third baseman Manny Machado injured his right leg during an at-bat in the bottom of the third inning, Davis entered as a defensive replacement at third base to start the top of the fourth. The left-handed-hitting Davis' struggles this season have been well-documented, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he also wanted to get Steve Pearce a start.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. - After throwing off a mound for the first time since going on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle, Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez could pitch a minor league rehabilitation game by the middle of next week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday. Jimenez tested his ankle with a bullpen session during the Orioles' post-All-Star-break workout in Oakland on Thursday and was pleased with the progress of his recovery. He will throw another bullpen session Sunday.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | March 14, 2006
JUPITER, Fla. -- Melvin Mora was expected to be in the Orioles' lineup against the Florida Marlins yesterday, but those plans changed about two hours before the first pitch, when manager Sam Perlozzo learned that the third baseman wasn't even with the team. An apparent mix-up led Mora to stay in Fort Lauderdale yesterday morning to work out and take batting practice. Perlozzo said Mora probably misread the travel sheet posted inside the clubhouse and didn't realize he was playing in yesterday's exhibition, although the manager hadn't spoken to the player as of yesterday afternoon to get an explanation.
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By CHILDS WALKER AND JEFF ZREBIEC and CHILDS WALKER AND JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTERS | April 6, 2006
Melvin Mora's agent, Lon Babby, said the third baseman has cut off negotiations on a contract extension with the Orioles until after the season. "We've worked at if for four months and not enough progress was made to continue those discussions," Babby said. "We've tried hard and haven't been able to reach agreement." Mora is seeking $27 million over three years. The club is offering $24 million over three years with an option for a fourth that could be bought out at $1 million. "Melvin's feeling was he wanted to concentrate on the season, and we understand that," said Orioles vice president Jim Duquette.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado didn't mask his frustration Monday that Major League Baseball upheld its decision to suspend him five games for his bat-flinging incident against the Oakland Athletics on June 8. "It's very disappointing. I'm not going to stand here and smile about it and be excited about missing five games,” said Machado, whose suspension started Monday night against the Texas Rangers and will continue through Friday's game in Boston. “Just go about it, put it behind us and serve the five games.” Machado and Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette, among others, met Wednesday for an appeal hearing before Joe Garagiola Jr., baseball's senior vice president of standards and on-field operations.
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