Manny Machado unlikely to return when eligible

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The Baltimore Orioles remain unsure of when third baseman Manny Machado will return from he disabled list.

Speaking on Friday manager Buck Showalter said he would have more information about when Machado could return to baseball activities on Saturday.

Machado has been out of action since Aug. 11 with a sprained right knee.

Though 82 games this season Machado was hitting .278/.324/.431 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI. Chris Davis has been manning the hot corner in recent days.

Ubaldo Jimenez trying to figure things out in bullpen

Former rotation fixture Ubaldo Jimenez was banished to the bullpen earlier this week. Since then the right hander has yet to appear in a game.

Jimenez last pitched on Aug. 16 when he was pounded for six runs on five hits, two home runs and three walks in 4 1/3 innings of work at Cleveland.

Signed to a four-year $50 million deal last winter the Orioles cannot afford to simply give up on Jimenez just yet. He is 4-9 with a 4.83 ERA though 20 starts.

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