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Many Eyes on Machi before Inking Deal

Many Eyes on Machi before Inking Deal

InsideTheDome caught up with Tony LaCava, the Blue Jays Director of Player Personnel, Wednesday evening and asked him the process in which the Jays took to sign Jean Machi, and the reason they did.

Jean Machi was originally signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2000, but was kept at home, pitching in the Venezuelan Summer League before the club decided to bring him over to the States. In 2000 he went 2-2 with a 4.13 ERA in 24 innings with La Victoria. In 2001, pitching for Mariara, he went 8-3 with a 2.86 ERA in 56 2/3 innings. It was then when many took notice of the right-hander...

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