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Giants fix shortstop scarcity by using buying Machado from Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO -- Shortstop Dixon Machado played for the Lotte Giants ultimate yr, so he has a "Giants" elbow shield and shin look after already. He obtained much more equipment on Sunday.

The Giants acquired Machado from the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A affiliate and put him correct of their lineup to fill a big hole caused through Brandon Crawford's knee irritation and Thairo Estrada's concussion. Estrada become positioned on the 7-day concussion IL a day after getting hit in the head with the aid of a changeup Saturday night.

Minor league right-hander Raynel Espinal, a depth arm, changed into sent to the Cubs. The Giants cleared a 40-man spot through DFA'ing right-hander Tobias Myers.

Machado, 30, went right into the Giants' lineup, batting seventh against lots of former teammates.

"It's simply bizarre, you be aware of?" he stated, smiling. "enjoying the Cubs is simply awkward."

Machado became batting .312 with a .796 OPS in Triple-A however is considered a glove-first shortstop, a need for the Giants at this time. 

On Saturday evening they discovered themselves able manager Gabe Kapler described as "relatively challenging." 

Crawford (knee inflammation) is on the IL and likely won't be activated except Wednesday or Thursday at the earliest. His backup, Estrada, could be out at the least a week. Donovan Walton, the best other shortstop on the forty-man roster, is on the injured checklist in Triple-A. Prospect Will Wilson, an additional advantage option, had hamate surgery in June and is rehabbing. 

The Giants might have recalled Isan Diaz, a Triple-A infielder who has experience at short, but opted for Machado in a flow that would not have come as a shock. Giants typical manager Scott Harris got here from the Cubs, who are in town this weekend, making them a bit simpler to change with.

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Machado had been with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs in St. Paul, Minnesota, however the Giants being on Sunday evening Baseball gave them a bit little bit of extra time to get him to San Francisco. Machado arrived in San Francisco at eleven:20 a.m. PT. 

"It's been loopy," he pointed out. "I don't even consider tired."

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