Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is expected to undergo right knee surgery by Dr. Neal ElAttrache within the next week, MLB.com confirmed on Friday.
The 22-year-old Machado was diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain earlier this month.
“That won’t happen,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Machado returning Wednesday, the first day he is eligible to come off of the 15-day disabled list. “I’ll probably try to bring some clarity and everything to where we are with that situation, try to gather exactly what he’s being told, as far as when baseball activities would start and all that stuff. I’ll try to clear that up for you probably [Saturday] and get a more definitive idea.”
Machado sprained his right knee while taking a swing against the Yankees on Aug. 11. The 2013 Gold Glove winner is hitting .278 with 12 homers and 32 RBIs in 82 games.
The Orioles are 73-53 this season.