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In which we fervently hope for some Orioles Magic for Manny Machado's right knee.

Rob Carr

School of Roch: Showalter updates Machado injury following 11-3 victory
"Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will have an MRI on his right knee at 10 a.m. Tuesday to determine the severity of his injury."

Steve Melewski: Manny Machado talks about his right knee injury (plus Davis and Norris quotes)

Nothing to do at the moment but hope for the best...'the best' probably meaning he only misses a month and is able to come back for the final week or two of the regular season.

The Best and Worst Benches So Far | FanGraphs Baseball

The O's receive stellar marks in this examination. And they will be tested further with the injury suffered by Machado last night.

How the Baltimore Orioles can win the AL East - MLB - ESPN

The Orioles are six weeks away from their first AL East division title since 1997. Paul Swydan examines how they can hold on.

Buck playfully suggests Maier-related gift for Jeter | orioles.com: News

It's perfect. Do this. But, instead of the current squad perhaps get the '96 squad to all sign it?

Robinson Cano or Adam Jones for AL MVP? Stop overthinking it, guys - MLB - Sporting News

It's mid-August. Why are season's end awards being discussed already?

1994 MLB strike cost several players chances at history - CBSSports.com

The effect of the strike may now be costing Mike Mussina significant Hall of Fame support.

Happy birthday, Lew Ford! Can you play 3B? On this date in 1997 Rex Barney passed away. On this date in Standings history: in 1997 the O's record stood at 73-41, good for a 5.5 game lead over the Yankees. In 2012 the O's 62-53, good for 3rd place, 5.5 games back of the Yankees.