As Orioles Hall of Famer
The Orioles' 20-year-old phenom then ran onto the field and played third base in front of a large orange No. 5 on the outfield grass behind third.
And after the on-field ceremony honoring Robinson, the Hall of Famer gushed about Machado -- who came up through the minors as a shortstop -- and his ability to quickly adjust to the position he redefined as a player.
"I like that kid playing third base," Robinson said. "I tell people when you make a transition from short to third, it takes you a while to get adjusted. I think Cal Sr. told Cal when he came back to third, 'It's going to take you a few games.' ... He's that good and it didn't take him long to get acclimated to it, but this kid seems like he can play anywhere. He's got a great arm and a great instinct. We've seen that. He's got a great instinct for the ball."
Robinson -- who won 16 gold gloves at third base, the most of any non-pitcher -- has obviously paid close attention to Machado.