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Tom Krasovic: Manny Machado’s grit recalls a former Padre’s MVP year

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

When Manny Machado rolled his left ankle, wrenching the foot sideways, dropping him in pain, it seemed the Padres’ All-Star third baseman would have to go on the injured list. Except Machado strolled into the clubhouse the next day, did some baseball work late in the week and in effect coaxed the Padres into not shelving him for 10 days. “We certainly aren’t going to put Manny on the IL,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said Sunday, seven days after Machado pretzeled the ankle in Denver. Severe sprain notwithstanding, Machado looks headed to the batter’s box during this week’s six-game trip, either …

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