BALTIMORE (AP) - A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will ''probably'' have season-ending surgery on his injured right knee.
The person spoke to the AP on Friday under condition of anonymity because there was no official confirmation of Machado's plans. A decision was expected this weekend.
Yahoo! Sports first reported earlier in the day that the 22-year-old All-Star was likely done for the year.
The Orioles began the day with a nine-game lead in the AL East, the biggest division margin in the majors.
Machado is hitting .278 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs in 82 games. Slugger Chris Davis, Jonathan Schoop and Ryan Flaherty also have played third base for Baltimore this year.
Machado sprained his knee while taking an awkward swing against the New York Yankees on Aug. 11. He crumpled in the batter's box, limped off the field and was on crutches after the game.
Last year, Machado missed the final week of the season because of an injury to his other knee.
Before their 4-1 loss Friday to the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the Orioles said Machado wouldn't be ready to return when he's eligible to come off the disabled list on Aug. 27.
Last season, Machado was an All-Star, won a Gold Glove and played in every Orioles' game until hurting his left knee. He had surgery and didn't play in a regular-season game this year until May 1.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Indians vs. White Sox Prediction After taking down Chris Sale last night, can the Indians pull off another win today at 2:10M ET against the White Sox?
Thumbnail Royals vs. Twins Pick Will the Kansas City Royals hand the Minnesota Twins yet another loss when they meet today at 1:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Tigers Pick The Detroit Tigers look for an interleague sweep this afternoon when they host the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:10PM...
Thumbnail Mets vs. Nationals Free Pick After ending the Mets' win streak last night will the Nationals pick up back-to-back wins against the division rivals with a victory today at...
Thumbnail Can Cards compete vs. Arrieta, Cubs today? Carlos Martinez usually fares quite well in his encounters with the Cubs. The righty will probably have to be all but invincible today, though, to give the...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages