Jean Machi

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Jean Machi
Free agent
Born: (1982-02-01) February 1, 1982 (age 37)
El Tigre, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 2012, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record13–2
Earned run average3.38
Career highlights and awards

Jean Manuel Machi (born February 1, 1982) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners. He was with the Giants for their 2014 World Series win.


Minor leagues[edit]

In 2008, Machi played in the Toronto Blue Jays organization and was released after the season. He then signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Diablos Rojos del México[edit]

Machi spent the 2011 season with the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican Baseball League.

San Francisco Giants[edit]

On September 1, 2012, Machi was called up by the Giants after serving as the closer for the Fresno Grizzlies, San Francisco's Triple-A affiliate.[1] On September 3, Machi made his major league debut, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, pitching a perfect inning.[2]

At the start of the 2014 season, Machi picked up three relief wins in his team's first 15 games, becoming the first Giants pitcher to do so since Bob Shaw in 1964.[3]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On July 20, 2015, Machi was designated for assignment by the Giants. He was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox on July 28. In order to make room for Machi on the 40-man roster, starter Clay Buchholz was transferred from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list.[4] He elected free agency on November 6, 2015.[5]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On December 14, 2015, Machi signed a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training with the Chicago Cubs.[6] He was released on June 5, 2016.[citation needed]

Second stint with San Francisco[edit]

On June 16, 2016, Machi signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.[7]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

Machi signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners on January 30, 2017.[8] He started the season with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, and the Mariners selected his contract on May 2. He was designated for assignment on May 13.[9]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On July 21, 2017, Machi was traded to the Chicago White Sox, along with fellow veteran pitcher Mark Lowe, and assigned to AAA. On October 2, 2017, Machi refused a major league assignment, becoming a free agent.

Return to Diablos Rojos[edit]

On February 7, 2018, Machi signed with the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican Baseball League.[10] He was released on July 2, 2018.

Sugar Land Skeeters[edit]

On July 15, 2018, Machi signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[11] He re-signed with the team on May 2, 2019, and was later released on June 28, 2019.

Personal life[edit]

On June 9, 2016, Machi was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa for public intoxication, and urinating in public.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lee, Jay (September 3, 2012). "Arias sidelined with tight calf muscle". Major League Baseball. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  2. ^ Schulman, Henry (September 4, 2012). "Jean Machi's nice debut for SF Giants". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  3. ^ @MLBStatoftheDay (verified Twitter account) (April 17, 2014). " Stat of the Day". MLB Stat of the Day, via Twitter. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Injury updates: Holt available; Buchholz on 60-day DL". NBC Sports Boston. 2015-07-28. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  5. ^ "International League Transactions". p. November 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  6. ^ Adams, Steve (December 14, 2015). "Cubs, Jean Machi Agree To Minor League Deal". Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  7. ^ Adams, Steve (June 16, 2016). "Giants, Jean Machi Agree To Minor League Deal". Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  8. ^ Adams, Steve (January 30, 2017). "Minor MLB Transactions: 1/30/17". Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (May 13, 2017). "Mariners Designate Jean Machi For Assignment, Select Ryan Weber's Contract". Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Jean Machí regresa a los Diablos Rojos" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Monday's Sports Transactions". AP News. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  12. ^ Birch, Tommy (June 9, 2016). "Former I-Cubs pitcher Jean Machi arrested in Des Moines". Retrieved January 30, 2017.

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