Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will not be ready to play when he's eligible to return from the disabled list Wednesday and the Batimore Sun reported that Machado will have season-ending surgery on his right knee.
Machado sprained the knee while taking a swing against the New York Yankees on Aug. 11. He dropped in a heap in the batter's box and limped off the field, assisted by his manager and trainer.
Orioles Manager Buck Showalter said before Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs that there probably would be updates on Machado in the next two days. The 2013 Gold Glove winner is hitting .278 with 12 homers and 32 RBIs in 82 games. He missed the first month of the season while recovering from surgery on his left knee.
The Boston Red Sox declined to comment on reports that they have agreed with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on a $72.5-million, seven-year contract.