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Jean Machi | Relief Pitcher | #64

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/1/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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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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Jean Machi has elected free agency.

The Red Sox removed Machi from the 40-man roster and he's decided to look for a job elsewhere. The reliever had a disappointing 2015, but he has a career ERA of 3.47 and has a chance to bounce back in 2016 wherever he ends up.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:16:00 PM

Jean Machi was ejected from Wednesday's game after throwing at Steven Souza.

Machi served up a solo homer to Asdrubal Cabrera, and on the next pitch he came high and tight on Souza, prompting his ejection. Machi had faced only Cabrera in the game before being tossed.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 10:15:00 PM

Jean Machi allowed a run in the ninth inning but escaped with his fourth save as the Red Sox won 4-3 over the Yankees on Monday.

Machi gave up a hit and three walks and had the go-ahead run on second base, but he struck out Greg Bird and got Didi Gregorius to fly out to end the game. Machi has had poor results this year but the Red Sox like him as their go-to closer with Koji Uehara on the shelf. With his new team, Machi is 4-for-4 in save opportunities with a 5.68 ERA and a 10/7 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 11:05:00 PM

Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo said Sunday that Jean Machi has overtaken Junichi Tazawa as the club's closer.

It comes as no surprise, as Tazawa was pulled from a save opportunity on Friday and then Machi nailed down a save on Saturday. Machi is certainly no cinch in the role given his 5.21 ERA on the season, but obviously he needs to be owned in fantasy leagues while he's being used in the ninth inning.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 11:32:00 AM

Jean Machi earned his third save of the season as the Red Sox bested the Mets on Saturday.

Machi retired all three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning at Citi Field. This comes after a brutal outing from Junichi Tazawa on Friday. Machi appears to be the guy to own right now in the Boston 'pen.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Jean Machi allowed two runs in the ninth inning but still got the save as the Red Sox topped the White Sox 5-4 on Monday.

Machi allowed a double and two singles, which led to two runs. He was able to get Carlos Sanchez to foul out to end the game before the White Sox could push across the tying run. The Red Sox haven't had many save situations, but Machi and Junichi Tazawa have been getting them when they have become available since Koji Uehara landed on the disabled list. The right-hander hasn't been good this year, but should be picked up in fantasy leagues for the odd save.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 11:54:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell has indicated that Jean Machi will serve as the team's closer with Koji Uehara (wrist) ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Junichi Tazawa is another possibility, but it sounds like Farrell would rather keep him more flexible in a setup role. The heavily-used Tazawa has been showing signs of fatigue since the All-Star break anyway. Machi, who was claimed off waivers from the Giants in late July, holds a 3.33 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 164 2/3 career major league innings. He's the guy to own right now in the Boston bullpen.
Source: Boston Globe
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Red Sox claimed RHP Jean Machi off waivers from the Giants.

Machi was recently designated for assignment by the Giants after struggling to the tune of a 5.14 ERA over 33 appearances this season. The 33-year-old was a useful bullpen piece from 2013-2014, so the Red Sox will try to get him turned around.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 03:08:00 PM

Giants designated RHP Jean Machi for assignment.

Machi has pitched well for the Giants in the past but has struggled this season with a 5.14 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 33 appearances. Given his 2.49 ERA from 2013-14, it's possible the 33-year-old will draw some interest on waivers.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 08:31:00 PM

Giants activated RHP Jean Machi from the 15-day disabled list.

Machi has been out for about three weeks with a left groin strain. He returns to a shaky 5.47 ERA and 17/12 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 02:15:00 PM

Jean Machi (groin) is ready to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento.

Machi has missed the last two weeks with a strained left groin. He should only need an appearance or two before being activated.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 08:03:00 PM

Giants placed RHP Jean Machi on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 2, with a left groin strain.

It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Casey McGehee has replaced Machi on the roster.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Jean Machi said he lost his pinkie fingernail playing catch Monday but remains able to pitch.

Unfortunately for Machi, the injury happened after he surrendered a game-tying homer to Oscar Taveras in Sunday's game so he can't use that as an excuse. As far as pitchers' fingernails go, the pinkie is among the least important, so that's the good news for Machi. He has the finger bandaged, and he should be available in Tuesday's Game 3.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Jean Machi got five outs for his second save of the year in the Giants' 6-2 win Friday.

Unfortunately, Machi's win pace has slowed down, a trend that figures to continue as he enters more games with leads due to Santiago Casilla's absence. He's been remarkably valueable with his five wins, two saves and 0.37 ERA so far, but as much as we like him, he's not going to keep up this pace.
Sat, May 24, 2014 01:21:00 AM

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