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Dixon Machado | Shortstop | #49

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 169
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Tigers optioned INF Dixon Machado to Triple-A Toledo.
The 24-year-old shortstop was a longshot to break camp with the big league club, so this doesn't come as a big surprise. Machado hit just .192/.222/.192 with no extra-base hits and no RBI this spring in 27 plate appearances. Mar 26 - 8:44 AM

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Dixon Machado played the role of hero in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Royals, coming through with an RBI single with two outs in the 12th inning.

Machado, who had entered the game as a defensive replacement, lined a hanging Greg Holland breaking ball deep down the left field line, easily scoring Rajai Davis from third base. The rookie shortstop has been no slouch at the plate thus far, slashing .267/.313/.333 with three RBI in his limited action.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Dixon Machado was removed from the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Indians with tightness in his left hamstring.

The rookie shortstop was having the best game of his young career before departing in the fifth inning, going 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI. His run-scoring double in the fourth inning produced the first RBI of his career. He's considered day-to-day and should be available off the bench early in the week.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 10:10:00 PM

Tigers recalled INF Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo.

Machado has just one hit in eight plate appearances this season with the big club. He'll provide some depth with Jose Iglesias (finger) banged up.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 03:30:00 PM

Tigers optioned INF Dixon Machado to Triple-A Toledo.

Machado has just one hit in eight plate appearances this season with the big club. The 23-year-old infielder will probably be up and down for the rest of the summer.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 10:17:00 PM

Tigers recalled INF Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo.

The slick-fielding infielder appeared in three games earlier in the season with the big league club, going 1-for-7 (.143) with a walk and a strikeout. He'll function as bench depth while Marc Krauss is away on paternity leave.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 10:42:00 PM

Tigers optioned INF Dixon Machado to Triple-A Toledo.

Machado was only with the club for a few days as infield depth, and he'll return to Toledo to make room on the roster for Thursday's starter Buck Farmer. He should get another opportunity with the big league club before the end of the season, but remains irrelevant in most fantasy leagues.
Thu, May 28, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Tigers recalled INF Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo.

Machado is batting .274/.339/.331 with one homer and five steals at Toledo this season. He'll give the Tigers some infield depth with Jose Iglesias (knee) banged up.
Sun, May 24, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Tigers prospect Dixon Machado raised his average to .408 with two more hits Wednesday for Triple-A Toledo.

Machado has been a powerhouse this season, collecting two or more hits in five of his last seven games. Jose Iglesias is blocking his path to the majors, which is just as well. The 23-year-old has only appeared in 12 games above Double-A and could use more experience.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Tigers optioned INF Dixon Machado to Triple-A Toledo.

The infielder hit .318/.333/.364 across 24 plate appearances this spring. Machado could get a look as a backup infielder at some point.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 09:15:00 AM

Dixon Machado went 0-for-3 and committed two errors at shortstop Saturday against the Yankees.

Like the shortstop ahead of him in Detroit, Machado is mostly known for his glove. Today, though, he booted an easy grounder and threw wildly on a double-play relay (that wouldn't normally be an error, but the throw allowed a run to score as it got past the first baseman). The Tigers could well go to Machado at shortstop if Jose Iglesias can't hold up physically this year, but he'll start off in the minors.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 04:14:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of SS Dixon Machado from Double-A Erie.

The move protects the 22-year-old infielder from December's Rule 5 Draft. Machado batted .286/.375/.404 with six home runs and 10 stolen bases in 131 games this past season between High-A and Double-A.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Tigers sent INF Dixon Machado outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Machado had been designated for assignment, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The 21-year-old has batted .222/.301/.271 over his first five pro seasons.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Tigers designated INF Dixon Machado for assignment.

Joe Nathan will take Machado's spot on the 40-man roster. The 21-year-old provides solid defense at the shortstop position, but he owns a meager .222/.301/.271 batting line over his first five pro seasons.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 03:45:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of INF Dixon Machado from High-A Lakeland.

Machado, who turns 21 in February, batted just .195/.283/.252 with two homers and a .534 OPS in 119 games this season at the High-A level. However, with his excellent defense, plate discipline and speed, it's possible someone would have snagged him in the Rule 5 Draft if he was exposed.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 02:03:00 PM

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C1James McCann
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1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Cameron Maybin
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
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S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
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R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Warwick Saupold
8Anibal Sanchez
9Kyle Ryan
10Bruce Rondon
11Dustin Molleken