This might sound trivial, like a silly update not worth mentioning in one player’s rehab from a knee injury.
Each player goes through these small steps, after all. Is it really worth discussing each one of them as the player works his way back? In this case, when you are talking about Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and his ability to move laterally to field groundballs, then yes, it is absolutely worth talking about.
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun passes along the following bit of news, starting with an unpleasant event for Machado.
Manny Machado had a mole removed from his back 2day.No concern. He took side to side soft toss grounders from Dickerson today for 1st time
— Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) March 5, 2014
In case you need a reminder on why this is newsworthy I will refer you to the video below:
When Machado is treating us to plays like this one it just makes the world a better place.