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Machado unsure about opening season

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm •  Published: March 22, 2014
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Manny Machado still doesn't know if he'll be ready to start the season with the Baltimore Orioles.

Two days after the 21-year-old All-Star third baseman had his left knee examined in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, Machado has yet to run — even though he's been cleared for full activities.

Machado's recovery has been slowed by scar tissue in his knee as well as by a calf injury.

"Everything looks fine. Knee looks great. Nothing but good things. At this point I'll just get back out there running and getting back to top speed. And once I get there, I'll go ahead and continue doing whatever I've got to do," Machado said at the Orioles' spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla.

Baltimore opens its season on March 31, and Machado isn't ruling out playing even though he must start playing this week.