Buck Showalter is annoyed with Manny Machado’s doctor

Buck Showalter is annoyed with Manny Machado’s doctor
March 21, 2014, 11:45 am
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Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter (26) talks with third baseman Manny Machado (13) in the dugout during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

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The Orioles received good news on Thursday regarding the status of Manny Machado. But that didn’t stop Orioles manager Buck Showalter from getting annoyed at how the news on his third baseman was disseminated.

Doctor Neal ElAttrache was responsible for performing Machado’s check up exam in Los Angeles. The Baltimore Sun reports that Showalter is annoyed that ElAttrache, also the Dodgers’ orthopedic surgeon, keeps giving injury updates on Machado to ESPN before even telling the Orioles.

When asked a question about Machado during a postgame interview Showalter responded, “I’ll let ESPN take care of that.”