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Today will mark right-hander
Coming out of that session, Hammel said his right knee, which placed him on the DL twice last season, feels strong. He wanted to get a few extra days to test the knee while running in spikes because he hadn't done that this offseason and it was something he did following a procedure with his left knee earlier in his career.
I mentioned this in my notes yesterday, buy third baseman Manny Machado is quietly having a strong spring so far. He's 4-for-7 with three walks, giving him a .700 on-base percentage. It's obviously a small sample size, but it's definitely a good sign that Machado is feeling comfortable at the plate in the early weeks of his first real big league camp.
Here's are both team's starting lineups
JJ Hardy SS
Jason Hammel RHP