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Orioles place Manny Machado on 15-day DL with knee sprain

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Manny Machado hurt his right knee on this swing Monday.
Manny Machado hurt his right knee on this swing Monday. (USATSI)

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As expected, the Orioles have placed third baseman Manny Machado on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee sprain, the team announced. The move is retroactive to Tuesday.

Machado hurt his knee during an awkward swing Monday. His right leg simply collapsed under him and he eventually had to be helped off the field. Machado had surgery on his left knee during the offseason.

In 82 games this year, the 22-year-old Machado is hitting .278/.324/.431 (110 OPS+) with 14 doubles and 12 home runs. He missed the start of the season due to the offseason surgery.

The Orioles called up infielder Cord Phelps to replace Machado. Phelps is a .159 hitter in 53 big league games across the last three seasons.

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