Machi was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday. Machi was designated for assignment Saturday and is headed to the Pacific Coast League. Machi allowed just one run over 7.2 innings (five games) with the big club before being sent to Tacoma, but he's coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him post a 5.12 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.
Machi was designated for assignment Saturday. Despite a 1.17 ERA, the veteran reliever had a measly 4:4 K:BB in 7.2 innings in the majors this season. This move opened up a spot on the 40-man roster for Saturday's starter, Ryan Weber.
Machi (1-0) fired a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Angels. Making his second appearance in as many nights, Machi was highly effective once again, disposing of Andrelton Simmons, Ben Revere and Cliff Pennington in 11 pitches. The 35-year-old right-hander has surrendered just one hit through his first three innings and looks like a viable multi-inning option out of the bullpen for manager Scott Servais thus far.
Machi had his contract purchased from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. Machi worked his way back to the majors after spending all of 2016 in the minor-leagues. The 35-year-old recorded four saves across eight scoreless appearances (eight innings) with Tacoma this season. Given he hasn't posted an ERA under five in the majors since 2014, he'll likely only be used in lower leverage situations.
Machi reported to the Mariners' spring training camp Saturday after being delayed by a visa issue, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Machi will take a physical Saturday, but should return to normal spring training activities shortly. The 35-year-old signed a minor league deal in January and will likely serve as organizational depth to begin the season.
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