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Manny Machado's injury not as bad as originally feared

Manny Machado's injury not as bad as originally feared

Third baseman Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles got some good news: He has a torn ligament in his left knee and could be running again six to eight weeks because his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments are fine. An MRI exam Tuesday revealed Machado has a torn medial patellofemoral ligament. The Orioles hope he can recover without surgery. The injury occurred Monday during Baltimore's game at Tampa Bay. Machado was running out a single and stepped awkwardly on the inside of first base. He tumbled to the ground and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Indians' Justin Masterson to pitch in relief Cleveland Indians All-Star starter Justin Masterson...

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