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Jean Machi | Relief Pitcher | #64

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/1/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / PHI

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Jean Machi has elected free agency.
The 35-year-old hurler made it back to the big leagues for the first time in two years, posting a 1.17 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 7 2/3 innings with the Mariners. He could attract some interest on a minor league deal for teams that are starving for bullpen depth. Sat, Oct 21, 2017 12:15:00 PM

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White Sox acquired RHPs Jean Machi and Mark Lowe from the Mariners for cash considerations.

The 35-year-old hurler appeared in five games for the Mariners this season, compiling a 1.17 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 4/4 K/BB ratio. He'll add bullpen depth at the minor league level for now, but should get a shot with the White Sox in relatively short order.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 12:23:00 AM

Mariners sent RHP Jean Machi outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

The veteran right-hander passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as organizational bullpen depth for the M's. He registered a 1.17 ERA and 4/4 K/BB ratio over 7 2/3 innings with the big league club.
Sun, May 14, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Mariners designated RHP Jean Machi for assignment.

The 35-year-old right-hander appeared in five games for the M's, compiling a 1.17 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 4/4 K/BB ratio in 7 2/3 innings. They needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Saturday's starter, Ryan Weber, and Machi was the odd-man out. He could attract interest on waivers from a team searching for bullpen depth.
Sat, May 13, 2017 10:02:00 AM

Jean Machi (thumb) allowed a run on three hits and two walks over 1 2/3 innings Tuesday night against the Phillies.

Machi was diagnosed last week with a nerve issue in his right thumb, and it may still be bothering him. The veteran right-hander has been serving as a low-leverage reliever for the Mariners since his May 2 promotion from Triple-A Tacoma.
Wed, May 10, 2017 08:57:00 AM

Jean Machi will likely be unavailable for Saturday's game against the Rangers after leaving Friday's game with a nerve issue in his thumb.

He bowed out after throwing to just three batters in Friday's 13-inning marathon. Machi is reportedly fine but the Mariners would prefer to give him the night off if possible. The 35-year-old hasn't allowed a run in three outings this year.
Sat, May 6, 2017 09:14:00 PM

Jean Machi left Friday's game in the 11th inning with an undisclosed injury.

Machi was making his third appearance since coming up from Triple-A on Tuesday. Hopefully, he's just day-to-day.
Sat, May 6, 2017 02:37:00 AM

Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Jean Machi from Triple-A Tacoma.

The veteran reliever had worked eight scoreless innings this season at Tacoma. Machi did not make an appearance in a major league game in 2016.
Tue, May 2, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said early Saturday that Jean Machi had arrived to spring training.

Machi was a few days late due to a paperwork issue, but will take his physical on Saturday. His arrival means that all of the M's pitchers are now accounted for in spring camp. Machi, a non-roster invitee, could crack the Opening Day bullpen with a strong showing down in Arizona.
Sat, Feb 18, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Jean Machi is not expected to be present for Wednesday's workout.

Mariners manager Scott Servais said he believes Machi is dealing with a paperwork issue. It probably won't keep him out of camp for long. Machi signed a minor league deal with Seattle over the winter after posting a 3.65 ERA and 53/17 K/BB ratio over 61 2/3 innings in Triple-A last season between the Cubs and Giants.
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 02:11:00 PM

Mariners signed RHP Jean Machi to a minor league contract.

Machi spent the entire 2016 season at Triple-A, posting a 3.65 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 53/17 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings between the Pacific Coast League affiliates of the Cubs and Giants. The veteran right-hander could see some action out of the Seattle bullpen in 2017.
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 09:55:00 AM

Giants signed RHP Jean Machi to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Machi was cut from the Cubs' Triple-A team last week and then got arrested hours later for public intoxication and public urination outside a restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa. He'll try to rehabilitate his career with the Giants, a team he spent three-and-a-half years with.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 03:43:00 PM

Jean Machi is close to a minor league agreement with the Giants.

Machi was released from the Cubs' Triple-A team on June 9 and got arrested later that night for public intoxication and public urination outside a restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa. He was with the Giants from 2012 until the middle of 2015. The right-hander will head to Triple-A Sacramento once the minor league contract is finalized.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 03:37:00 PM

Cubs released RHP Jean Machi.

Machi was arrested early Thursday morning in Des Moines, Iowa for public intoxication and public urination. According to the Des Moines Register, the right-hander "was spotted urinating on the bumper of a car owned by an employee of the Stuffed Olive" restaurant and then asked the owner of that vehicle if he wanted to fight. A spokesperson with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs said Machi was released prior to the incident.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Cubs signed RHP Jean Machi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The signing was reported on Twitter by Machi's agent Felix Olivo. While he endured a rough 2015 campaign, the 33-year-old owns a career 3.47 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 148/53 K/BB ratio over 184 big league innings. He makes for a very nice low-cost addition to the Cubs.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 10:13:00 PM

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