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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.
|Miami - LP: M. Dunn||1||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: D. Carpenter||3|
|Arizona - WP: T. Cahill||7||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop||5|
|San Francisco - WP: J. Machi||12||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: C. Bettis||10|
|Texas - WP: M. Perez||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: S. Gray||0|
|Houston - LP: J. Fields||3||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: F. Rodney||5|
|Cincinnati||1||Bottom 4th Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Top 5th Inning|
|Kansas City||2||Top 5th Inning|
|Baltimore||3||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||2||Bottom 4th Inning|
|St. Louis||1||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Minnesota||0||Top 4th Inning|
|NY Yankees||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|San Diego||1||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Philadelphia - C. Hamels||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - Z. Greinke|
|Dallas||4||1st Qtr 8:00|
|Pittsburgh||3||2nd Prd 15:09|
|Anaheim||0||1st Prd 13:21|
|St. Louis||8:30 PM|
|Houston||0||1st Half 10:00|
|Red Bull New York||2|