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Machado cleared to run full-go, Johan works two frames

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BALTIMORE -- In a simulated game Saturday in Sarasota, Fla., Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had a successful outing and was cleared to go full speed on Monday.

Machado had previously not been permitted to run during extended spring training as he recovers from Oct. 14 surgery on his left knee.

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BALTIMORE -- In a simulated game Saturday in Sarasota, Fla., Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had a successful outing and was cleared to go full speed on Monday.

Machado had previously not been permitted to run during extended spring training as he recovers from Oct. 14 surgery on his left knee.

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Machado, 21, was feeling so good, he took six at-bats instead of his scheduled minimum of two.

"[The coaches] said they think he snuck a couple in today," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Machado's extra work.

Before getting hurt last year, Machado hit .283 with 14 home runs and 71 RBIs, making the All-Star Game and winning a Gold Glove in his first full season.

Also appearing in the simulated game, veteran pitcher and two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana threw 33 pitches in two innings of work in his attempt to come back from a shoulder tear.

Left-handed relief specialist Troy Patton, who is serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for the banned amphetamine Adderall, also pitched Saturday in Sarasota.

Kevin Dunleavy is a contributor to MLB.com

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