Orioles’ Machado exits with right knee injury
Updated: August 11, 2014, 11:14 PM ET
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Manny Machado Leaves Game With Injury
BALTIMORE — Orioles third baseman Manny Machado hurt his right knee in a game against the New York Yankees and was helped off the field.
AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyManny Machado, who had left knee surgery in October, injured his right knee Monday.
The team described the injury as a right knee sprain and said he would be re-evaluated Tuesday.
Batting in the third inning Monday night, Machado twisted his knee while hitting a broken-bat grounder to shortstop. He dropped in a heap in the batter’s box and gripped his knee in obvious pain as Derek Jeter made the throw to first base.
After a check by head trainer Richie Bancells, Machado limped off the field on the shoulders of Bancells and Baltimore manager Buck Showalter.
Earlier in the game, Machado doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly.
Chris Davis, who was not in Monday’s starting lineup, took Machado’s place and hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth to give the Orioles a 4-3 lead. He wound up going 2-for-3 with two runs as the Orioles beat the Yankees 11-3 and drops New York a season-high seven games out of first place.
Machado missed the first month of the season while recovering from surgery on his left knee.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.