Machi, 33, was a late bloomer who provided San Francisco with a bunch of good innings over the last two seasons. Combined, he tossed 119 1/3 frames of 2.49 ERA ball with 7.7 K/9 against 2.3 BB/9.
Things have been different thus far in 2015, however. Machi has allowed 5.14 earned runs per nine over 35 innings, with 5.7 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9. His fastball velocity remains steady in the 92 to 93 mph range, however, so there’s good reason to think he’ll see another chance at the big leagues this season.