Machado named AL Player of Month

Machado named AL Player of Month

Manny Machado's hot start has earned the Orioles third baseman American League Player of the Month honors for April.

Machado put together a slash line of .344/.394/.667 with 10 doubles, seven home runs, 16 RBIs, seven walks and 20 runs scored in the season's first month. The 23-year-old also committed only one error in the field while leading the AL with 33 hits.

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This is Machado's first career monthly honor.

Previous Orioles to be named Player of the Month include Chris Davis (April 2013), Melvin Mora (May 2004, August 2008), Brian Roberts (April 2005), Albert Belle (September 1999, June 2000) and Rafael Palmeiro (June 1998).

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.