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2006: He hit .260 with a .352 on-base percentage and 21 steals for Boston's Class AAA Pawtucket squad.
Outlook: The Twins selected Machado from Washington in the Rule 5 draft, so they need to keep him on their 25-man roster or he goes back to the Nationals. Machado's ability to replace Jason Bartlett at shortstop defensively gives him an early edge to make the team over Luis Rodriguez.
"It's going to be different for me because it's a position I've really only played for four months. I want to be one of the best third basemen in the game, but it's going to take a lot of hard work."
Nick Punto, on coming to camp with a set position at third base after years spent as a utility player.
|Pittsburgh - WP: B. Morris||8||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure||7|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: T. Koehler||11|
|Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole||5||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake||7|
|Seattle - LP: B. Beavan||0||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: R. Ross Jr.||5|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Estrada||1|
|Boston - LP: B. Badenhop||1||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: D. Webb||2|
|Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura||4||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: L. Harrell||2|
|Toronto - WP: A. Loup||9||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||3|
|NY Mets - WP: J. Mejia||9||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: B. Arroyo||0|
|Oakland||9||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Colorado||3||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Los Angeles||2||Top 7th Inning|
|Denver||88||4th Qtr 5:38|