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The Giants acquire Dixon Machado from the Cubs

The Giants acquire Dixon Machado from the Cubs

2:42 pm: The Giants has officially acquired Machado, Morosi reports. ESPN’s Jesse Rogers Add The interesting detail that Machado requested from a deal, most likely in order to land a team that could give him significant time playing in the league.

2:09 PM: Giants are looking to get a player Dixon Machado From the Cubs, like MLB Network’s John Morrosi (Twitter link) reports that the two sides are in talks. It is unknown if this could be part of a larger multiplayer swap, or if Machado is the key player involved.

Quite possibly a sort of minor move with monetary considerations, as Machado hasn’t played in the major leagues since 2018. The Giants also particularly need short-term help, as injuries have significantly weakened their short depth scheme. At the major and minor league levels. Brandon Crawford Listed for 10 days recovering from a knee injury, while Thiro Estrada He hit his head on the field yesterday and is expected to suffer a concussion in Illinois for seven days.

After appearing in 172 games for the Tigers from 2015-18, Machado has since played for Cubs affiliate Triple-A in both 2019 and 2022, with two seasons with the KBO League’s Lotte Giants in between. During those four years, Machado posted some solid averages and developed a talent for getting on base, even if his strength was choppy at best (though he made 17 home runs during the happy 2019 Triple-A season).

This year in Triple-A Iowa, Machado made .312/.402/.394 with two catches and 10 steals (in 13 chances) over 391 board appearances. While Machado has played a short role for the vast majority of his professional career, the 30-year-old has seen some action at second and third base, fitting in as the Giants’ model of choice for multi-talented players.

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