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Manny Machado moves side-to-side for grounders for first time since surgery

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.

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.

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