Orioles' Manny Machado: Expects to play Friday

Machado (finger) thinks he'll be in the lineup Friday after missing Thursday's contest, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

According to Machado, he could've played through the finger ailment Thursday but was "benched" by manager Buck Showalter. All signs are pointing toward the stud third baseman returning to play Friday, but nothing is set in stone until the lineup is officially released.

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