Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado placed on 15-day disabled list for right knee sprain

BALTIMORE - The Orioles have moved third basemen Manny Machado to the 15-day disabled list for a right knee sprain, the team announced Wednesday.

In his place, the Orioles elected to pick up Cord Phelp’s contract from Triple-A Norfolk.

“Phelps, 27, has batted .258/.358/.380 with 23 extra-base hits and 49 RBI in 97 games for the Tides,” according to a release from the team. “Originally a 3rd round pick by Cleveland in 2008 out of Stanford University, Phelps is a lifetime .280/.368/.431 hitter in seven minor league seasons.  He has played in 53 major league games since making his debut for Cleveland in 2011.  Phelps will wear #38.

“Machado, 22, has batted .278/.324/.431 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 82 games for the Orioles this season,” the release continued.

Catcher Matt Wieters, 28, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list after undergoing “Tommy John surgery for a strained elbow on June 17. Wieters was taken out of the rotation on May11, and was placed on the 15-disabled list. 

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