Baseball - Major League Baseball round-up

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado received relatively good news on Tuesday regarding the knee injury he sustained Monday.

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An MRI revealed no significant damage to the anterior cruciate or medial collateral ligaments.

He will get a second opinion on the injury and is scheduled to visit doctors again in four weeks. Machado will undergo a conservative plan of treatment, and if all goes well, he could return in 6-8 weeks. He should be ready for the start of spring training.

Machado, 21, hit .283 with 14 homers this season.

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig needs additional tests on his injured left foot and could be lost for the rest of the season.

Craig left a Sept. 4 game with a sprained left foot. The foot was re-evaluated Sept. 12 and doctors recommended that he resume wearing a walking boot to protect it. He was taking batting practice in late September but not putting weight on his left foot.

He remains in a walking boot and is scheduled for X-rays this week. If he improves this week, he could be sent to the instructional league to face live pitching, but it would still leave the Cardinals with a difficult decision regarding the playoff roster.

Craig is hitting .315 with 13 home runs and 97 RBIs.

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San Francisco Giants minor league third baseman Nathanael Javier was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, the commissioner's office announced on Tuesday.

Javier, 17, hit .229 in 236 at-bats for the Dominican Summer League Giants in 2013. The third baseman's suspension will take effect at the start of the 2014 DSL season.

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