Manny Machado left Monday’s game against the Rays after twisting his leg on a single in the seventh inning against the Rays. The 21-year-old fell to the ground in pain and was carted off the field in St. Petersburg.
The injury is devastating news for the Orioles and their fans. I’m still stunned and hope it isn’t as severe as it looked on TV. Here’s a GIF if you’d like see for yourself. I decided not to include it in our post here because it honestly makes me a little queasy watching it.
Machado has started every game for the Orioles this season and 207 consecutive games since being called up in August of 2012. He is hitting .282/.313/.431 with 14 homers and 51 doubles this season and is one of the leading Gold Glove candidates at third base this season.