Orioles' Manny Machado progressing

Updated: February 1, 2014, 12:27 AM ET
By Stephania Bell | ESPN.com

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been cleared to return to some baseball activities.

Machado visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Friday for re-evaluation following his October surgery to repair a torn medial patellofemoral ligament. The evaluation involved extensive testing, with treadmill running, squats, jumps and agility maneuvers.

According to ElAttrache, Machado has exceeded expectations.

"He has worked exceptionally hard to get where ...

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