SF Giants place reliever on waivers after acquiring infielder Dixon Machado

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On Sunday, the SF Giants acquired middle infielder Dixon Machado as a stopgap following the injuries to Brandon Crawford and Thairo Estrada. To create room on the 40-man roster, Tobias Myers was designated for assignment.

SF Giants place reliever on waivers after acquiring infielder Dixon Machado

Myers was acquired from the Cleveland Guardians earlier in the month in exchange for cash considerations. If you click the link, you will notice that the same picture was used for both articles as that is the only option available.

It was an odd month for the 23-year-old pitcher as he nearly four weeks went by in between Triple-A appearances. There was no injury designation, so if that is correct, his arm should be in good fresh.

He completed 4.2 innings with the Guardian's Triple-A affiliate on June 28 and then was placed on waivers shortly thereafter. Myers was traded to the Giants and did not make his organizational debut until July 24 when he allowed three earned runs in one inning of work with the Sacramento River Cats. He tallied a scoreless appearance a couple of days later before the Giants decided to place him back on waivers.

The right-handed pitching prospect was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth round of the 2016 draft out of Winter Haven High School in Winter Haven, Florida. In six minor league seasons, he has registered a 3.80 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 8.6 K/9, and a 2.94 SO/W ratio while working primarily out of the rotation.

The Giants needed his spot on the 40-man roster as they had run out of shortstop depth. Thairo Estrada was placed on the concussion list after being hit in the head on a pitch by Mark Leiter Jr. It was a very scary moment, but Estrada was able to walk off of the field on his own, and hopefully, this incident does not have any long-term effects.

The Giants brought in Dixon Machado in a move with the Cubs that sent minor league starter Raynel Espinal to Chicago. Machado recorded one hit in three at-bats while also reaching base via a hit by a pitch in his Giants debut on Sunday

His time on the Giants might be short-lived as Brandon Crawford is expected to return soon and he does not have any minor league options remaining.