Jean Manuel Machi (born February 1, 1982) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican Baseball League. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners. He was with the Giants for their 2014 World Series win.
|Diablos Rojos del México|
February 1, 1982 |
El Tigre, Venezuela
|September 3, 2012, for the San Francisco Giants|
(through 2017 season)
|Earned run average||3.38|
|Career highlights and awards|
Diablos Rojos del MéxicoEdit
San Francisco GiantsEdit
On September 1, 2012, Machi was called up by the Giants after serving as the closer for the Fresno Grizzlies, San Francisco's Triple-A affiliate. On September 3, Machi made his major league debut, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, pitching a perfect inning.
Boston Red SoxEdit
On July 20, 2015, Machi was designated for assignment by the Giants. He was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox on July 28. In order to make room for Machi on the 40-man roster, starter Clay Buchholz was transferred from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. He elected free agency on November 6, 2015.
Second stint with San FranciscoEdit
Machi signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners on January 30, 2017. He started the season with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, and the Mariners selected his contract on May 2. He was designated for assignment on May 13.
Chicago White SoxEdit
On July 21, 2017, Machi was traded to the Chicago White Sox, along with fellow veteran pitcher Mark Lowe, and assigned to AAA. On October 2, 2017, Machi refused a major league assignment, becoming a free agent.
Return to Diablos RojosEdit
- Lee, Jay (September 3, 2012). "Arias sidelined with tight calf muscle". Giants.MLB.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
- Schulman, Henry (September 4, 2012). "Jean Machi's nice debut for SF Giants". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
- @MLBStatoftheDay (verified Twitter account) (April 17, 2014). "MLB.com Stat of the Day". MLB Stat of the Day, via Twitter. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
- "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
- Adams, Steve (December 14, 2015). "Cubs, Jean Machi Agree To Minor League Deal". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- Adams, Steve (June 16, 2016). "Giants, Jean Machi Agree To Minor League Deal". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- Adams, Steve (January 30, 2017). "Minor MLB Transactions: 1/30/17". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- Wilmoth, Charlie (May 13, 2017). "Mariners Designate Jean Machi For Assignment, Select Ryan Weber's Contract". Retrieved May 13, 2017.
- "Jean Machí regresa a los Diablos Rojos" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 7, 2018.
- Birch, Tommy (June 9, 2016). "Former I-Cubs pitcher Jean Machi arrested in Des Moines". desmoinesregister.com. Retrieved January 30, 2017.