Robert Machado

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Robert Machado
Catcher
Born: (1973-06-03) June 3, 1973 (age 41)
Puerto Cabello, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 24, 1996 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 2004 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Batting average .230
Home runs 11
Runs batted in 61
Teams

Robert Alexis Machado [ma-CHAH-do] (born June 3, 1973 in Puerto Cabello, Carabobo State, Venezuela) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played most recently with the Texas Rangers organization. Previously, Machado played for the Chicago White Sox (1996-1998), Montreal Expos (1999), Seattle Mariners (2000), Chicago Cubs (2001-2002), Milwaukee Brewers (2002), and Baltimore Orioles (2003-2004). He batted and threw right-handed.

Machado was a solid defensive catcher with a strong arm, but his little offensive value limited his effectiveness as an everyday player. His most productive season came in 2001 with the Cubs, when he posted a .997 of fielding percentage and threw out 13 of 39 baserunners who attempted to steal off him. He also had eight multi-hit games, including three over a six-game span, when he went 9-for-23 with three doubles and a home run.

In a nine-year career, Machado was a .230 hitter with 11 home runs and 61 RBI in 230 games.

Machado received a 15-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's minor-league drug treatment and prevention program.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manuel, John (February 1, 2006). "38 Suspended For Steroids". Baseball America. Archived from the original on 17 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2009. 

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