The San Diego Padres have had a difficult start to 2023, and things might only get worse now that superstar Manny Machado has a hand injury. The athlete was forced to leave the game when a fastball thrown by Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller struck his left hand.
By successfully scoring a run, the player’s high blood pressure (HBP) finally led to victory, breaking a skid of five straight losses. But there was a hefty price to pay for it. Machado will certainly be out for a time due to this injury.
Fortunately, his X-ray findings were negative, according to manager Bob Melvin. That can mean the third baseman just needs a few days or a week off. View the whole post below.
Manny Machado Injury Update
The right (throwing) elbow issue that forced All-Star third baseman Manny Machado of the Padres to play designated hitter for the whole month of September has been corrected via surgery. He had an operation to repair the extensor tendon, the Padres said on Tuesday.
According to the Padres, the recuperation process takes four to six months, thus his availability for Opening Day is uncertain. The club said that the issue late in the season was lateral epicondylitis, often known as “tennis elbow.”
In September, Machado and the Padres revealed to the media that he had been battling the problem for the previous two seasons. With the operation, it is hoped that Machado will be fully recovered for all or most of the next season.
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Four months from now puts us on February 3 (easily the beginning of spring training), but six months from now is April 3 and that is the first day of the season (besides, the Padres begin their season with a two-game series against the Dodgers in South Korea on March 20-21). See the Tweet about Manny Machado’s Injury:
Just an awful injury for Manny Machado and the Padres.
Machado suffered a pretty nasty ankle injury at 1st base and was helped off the field.
— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) June 19, 2022
After posting a 6.8 WAR season in 2022, Machado, 31, followed it up with a 2.9 WAR season in 2023, which helped him place second in the NL MVP vote. He played in 138 games, with batting averages of 258/.319/.462 (115 OPS+), 91 RBI, 75 runs, 21 doubles, and 30 home runs.
Of course, one of baseball’s most disappointing teams was the Padres. They finished 82-80 and missed the playoffs after their run to the NLCS in 2022. Machado will make more than $39 million per year for the next seven years thanks to a deal that keeps him in place until 2033.
He will probably make a little bit more than $17 million next season as a result of the front-loading of his contract deal.
Manny Machado’s Great Season
This is horrible news, particularly given the five-time All-Star’s 2021 season. Manny Machado has hit safely in 65 games, which is a career-best 12 home runs, 46 RBIs, 17 doubles, 7 stolen bases, and 329.
In the first inning, Machado—who was enjoying a fantastic season—extended his left leg toward home plate to block Antonio Senzatela’s throw. After Machado’s left leg buckled and his heel seemed to go over the bag, he collapsed.
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