Machi signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League on Sunday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. The 36-year-old has pitched just 7.2 big-league innings since 2015, all of them coming last season with the Mariners. He has a 3.38 career ERA in 191.2 innings in the majors.
Machi was acquired by the White Sox from the Mariners for cash, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Machi is a well-traveled veteran reliever who was pitching at Triple-A Tacoma. For the White Sox, he'll pitch at Triple-A Charlotte and could work his way up to Chicago if the team trades any more relievers.
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.
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