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Manny Machado to have season-ending surgery on right knee, source says

CHICAGO -- Any Orioles postseason run this year will be without third baseman Manny Machado.

Machado, currently on the disabled list with what the team diagnosed as a right knee sprain, will have season-ending surgery on the knee, according to an industry source.

The 22-year-old Machado injured his right knee on Aug. 12 when he fell to the ground following through on a swing.

This would be the second consecutive year that Machado's season ends due to a knee injury. Last September, he suffered a torn patellofemoral ligament in his left knee that required surgery and caused him to miss the first month of this season.

The Orioles have not yet made an announcement regarding Machado, but executive vice president Dan Duquette will discuss the situation before Saturday's game.

Before Friday's game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said there was no plan for Machado to resume baseball activities this week, adding definitively that Machado would be unable to return from the disabled list when he's eligible on Aug. 27.

"That won't happen," Showalter said. "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 1/8Saturday3/8 and get a more definitive idea."

The club hasn't revealed much information about the specifics of Machado's injury, never announcing the grade of the sprain or the ligament affected.

Yahoo Sports first reported that Machado will undergo knee surgery.

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