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Dixon Machado | Second Baseman | #49

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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Dixon Machado delivered a walk-off home run Wednesday in the Tigers’ win over the Orioles.
He singled in his first trip to the plate, then saved his best for last by going yard off Pedro Araujo to lead off the ninth inning. The home run was Dixon’s first of the year and Detroit’s third of the afternoon following solo blasts by Jeimer Candelario and Miguel Cabrera. Eight of Machado’s 13 hits this year have gone for extra bases. Apr 18 - 5:12 PM

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Dixon Machado went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Machado came through with a two-run double in the sixth inning to boost the Tigers to a 5-0 lead, an advantage which would never be seriously threatened. There's no fantasy upside with the 26-year-old utility man, who hit just .259/.302/.319 in 73 games with the big league club last season.
Apr 7 - 6:33 PM

Tigers activated INF Dixon Machado from the paternity leave list.

Machado was away for a few days following the birth of his child. He'll return to a utility infielder role.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 03:34:00 PM

Tigers placed INF Dixon Machado on the paternity leave list.

Machado will be away from the club for the next few days to welcome a new member of his family. The 25-year-old infielder is slashing .279/.318/.343 in 64 games this season with Detroit.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Dixon Machado slugged his first career major league homer in the Tigers' win over the Giants on Thursday.

It was a two-run shot in the bottom of the second inning off spot starter Chris Stratton. Machado had gone 162 plate appearances without a big-league dinger.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 04:07:00 PM

Dixon Machado went 2-for-6 with a double, triple and three RBI as the Tigers throttled the White Sox on Friday night at Comerica Park.

Machado crushed a run-scoring triple in the third inning then added a two-run double in the sixth. He has been hitting atop the lineup against left-handed pitching while Ian Kinsler is sidelined and is now slashing a healthy .289/.333/.356 in his limited action this season.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 11:08:00 PM

Dixon Machado finished 3-for-3 with an RBI against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Machado is one of a few out-of-options prospects competing to make the Tigers this spring. He seems like quite the long shot, since he mostly has defense to offer and Andrew Romine has that pretty well covered. Maybe he'll wind up with a utility gig elsewhere if he impresses with the bat in Grapefruit League play.
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 04:19:00 PM

Tigers optioned INF Dixon Machado to Triple-A Toledo.

Machado had one hit in nine at-bats in his brief time up with the big club. He'll return to a .266/.356/.354 line at Toledo.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 11:50:00 AM

Tigers recalled INF Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo.

The Tigers need the infield depth with Jose Iglesias (hamstring) going down. Machado has batted .266/.356/.354 with three homers and 17 steals for Toledo this season.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 08:35:00 AM

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.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 08:44:00 AM

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

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2John Hicks
3Grayson Greiner
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Dixon Machado
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Pete Kozma
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Niko Goodrum
2JaCoby Jones
3Victor Reyes
CF1Leonys Martin
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Mike Fiers
4Matt Boyd
5Francisco Liriano
Relief Pitcher
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Daniel Stumpf
5Buck Farmer
6Daniel Norris
7Warwick Saupold
8Louis Coleman
9Blaine Hardy
10Artie Lewicki