Giants sign Jean Machi to a minor league deal


The San Francisco Giants have signed reliever Jean Machi to a minor league contract and have assigned him to Triple-A Sacramento. Machi spent four seasons with the Giants, pitching for them from 2012 through mid-2015.

Normally I wouldn’t think to post about such a minor minor league signing, but Machi made the news recently after he was cut from the Cubs’ Triple-A team last week and then was arrested several hours later for public intoxication and public urination outside a restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa. As one does.

Everyone gets a second chance, I suppose. Here’s hoping Machi doesn’t . . . fritter his second chance away.