Machin is projected by Melissa Lockard of The Athletic to make the expanded Opening Day roster.

Machin was trending toward being one of the team's final cuts, if not snagging the 26th and final roster spot outright, when spring training was suspended. With teams allowed 30-man rosters for the first two weeks of the campaign, the versatile 26-year-old now has exponentially more job security in Saxon's view. Machin is lauded for both his glove and sharp eye at the plate, with both on display during Cactus League play earlier this spring.

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