Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who resumed running the bases Wednesday in Sarasota, Fla., could go on a minor league rehabilitation assignment next week if all goes well.
Running the bases — and making the lateral cuts that involves — is the final step in Machado’s rehab from offseason surgery to repair a torn patellofemoral ligament in his left knee.
During spring training, Machado was sidelined when running the bases because of a calf sprain, slowing his progress. He has been in Sarasota working his way back to this point.
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