Robert Machado

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Robert Machado
Catcher
Born: (1973-06-03) June 3, 1973 (age 43)
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
MLB statistics
Batting average .230
Home runs   11
Runs batted in   61
On-base percentage .282
Slugging average .344
Games played  283
Teams

Robert Alexis Machado [ma-cha'-do] (born June 3, 1973) is a former Venezuelan catcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1998 through 2004 for the Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Listed at 6' 1", 205 lb., Machado batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Puerto Cabello, Carabobo.

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.

On June 9, 2002, the Cubs traded Machado to the Brewers for heralded prospect Jackson Melián.[1]

Machado also played in all or part of 13 Minor League seasons spanning 1991–2004, posting a .273 average with 70 homers and 392 RBI in 862 games.

In February 2009, Machado received a 15-game suspension for violating MLB-Minor League drug treatment and prevention program while trying to return to organized baseball.[2]

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  1. ^ Greenstein, Teddy (June 10, 2002). "Cubs deal catcher Machado to Brewers". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ Manuel, John (February 1, 2006). "38 Suspended For Steroids". Baseball America. Archived from the original on 17 March 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2009. 

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