The Seattle Mariners will grant Jean Machí a new opportunity, as they want him to be the catalyst they need in order so stabilize the course of their season. The Seattle outfit’s bullpen seems to be in turmoil as they are currently sitting at the bottom of the West Division of the American League, alongside the Texas Rangers, with an 11-15 record.
Machís’ call up isn’t official yet, and because of it, it’s still unknown who will lose his spot in the roster. The move was announced by OL Baseball Group’s press office, responsible of representing the player, who has done wonders this season with his last 8 inning’s allowing nothing to his rivals in the Mariner’s Triple-A side, before getting the call up on Monday.
“I thank God that I feel happy," said Machí in a press release issued to the Venezuelan press. "I started this year well prepared, started the season in the Triple-A and I had done really well during those eight games, thank God they’re giving me a new chance in the MLB, I got the news on Monday night."
The Venezuelan has only permitted seven hits and one walk, along with four strike outs and boasting a perfect ERA in eight innings at the mound. The pitcher already knows what success feels like in the MLB after he spent 20 innings allowing no runs to his rivals, when his splitfinger was the talk of the hour in the Majors, with the San Francisco Giants in 2014.
"When you have the right attitude things always go your way," he said. "This is very important. What I have to do now is the same job whenever the MLB manager plays me."
Seattle’s bullpen has a 5.80 ERA in 85 and 1/3 innings pitched, conceding 12 homers in the meantime and letting go five out of the nine save opportunities they have had in their hands so far this season.