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Dixon Machado | Shortstop

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 169
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. May 28 - 6:17 PM

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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.
May 24 - 11:19 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.
Apr 22 - 4:26 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.
Mar 20 - 9:15 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.
Mar 14 - 4:14 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Alfredo Simon
5Kyle Lobstein
6Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Bruce Rondon
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Alex Wilson
6Drew VerHagen
7Jeff Ferrell
8Joe Nathan