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.
Machado has been cleared to do just about everything. Just can't run bases and slide. Team would prefer limited side to side movement at 3B
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) February 16, 2014
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.