Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been cleared to return to some baseball activities. Machado visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Friday for re-evaluation following his October surgery to repair his torn medial patellofemoral ligament. The evaluation involved extensive testing, with treadmill running, squats, jumps and agility maneuvers.
The A’s are looking to deal Butler. The Padres are looking to deal Norris. The Orioles are looking to add a bat, maybe Fowler. Tanaka might miss Opening Day. Mejia is the dumbest person on earth. Finally, Mauer is struggling with his health.
I have no theme with this piece. I just promised my bosses that I would write something. So I did. I must be the best employee ever. Maybe not. Oh, I talk about the Phillies bullpen. There is something.