Manny Machado is out of the San Diego Padres lineup but will be staying in IL with a sprained ankle

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres All-Star slugger Manny Machado Ryan Flaherty, the acting manager, said that Ryan Flaherty is optimistic that his former teammate won’t be on the injured-list.

Flaherty, who is a Baltimore teammate with Machado, said Monday, “He's got some blue and purple in there, but overall, he's moving about pretty good and feels great.”

“He's not in tonight's starting lineup. Aside from that, I believe there's a lot of optimism.”

Machado was having an MVP-caliber year. He tried to hit a grounder, but he strained his left leg toward the base as he attempted to break it. As the pitch arrived, Machado stretched his left leg towards the base. Antonio SenzatelaHis cleats were slipped over the bag's top by him.

Machado fell to his knees and his left leg buckled under him. Third baseman Machado was in pain. He grimaced and wrapped his hands around his lower left foot.

He could not put any weight on his injured ankle so he limped off the field, assisted by two team trainers.

Flaherty said that Maman is a quick healer, and is taking over while Bob Melvin continues to follow COVID-19 protocols. “He takes great care of himself and has the ability to heal quickly.”

After being swept by Colorado, the Padres began a three-game series at home against Arizona.

Machado bats.328 with 12 homers, and 46 RBIs. He has carried the Padres' offense without an All-Star shortstop. Fernando Tatis Jr., who is still out after undergoing surgery to his left wrist. Machado also has an outstanding defense at third base.

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