Manny Machado will not run bases until mid-March

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Manny Machado is free to perform all drills related to baseball other than running and sliding.

Machado, 21, is working his way back from a torn medial patellofemoral ligament he suffered at the end of the 2013 season. He finished th 2013 season with a .283/.314/.432 line with 14 hom runs, 71 RBI and 88 runs scored.

If Machado is able to start running in a month than he should be able to get ready for Opening Day. If not than the Orioles may be left with someone else at third base for the early days of the season.