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infielder Dixon Machado (30, Venezuela), who played for the Lotte Giants, is seeking to return to the KBO League.
A baseball source said, “Machado contacted the Korean club.” Machado joined Lotte in 2020 and played in all games (144) with a batting average of 0.280, 12 home runs, and 67 RBIs. He succeeded in renewing his contract by showing excellent defense as a main shortstop and even showing good offense. Last year, he batted .279 with five home runs and 58 RBIs. In two years, the adjusted score productivity (wRC+, weighted runs created, 100 league average) was 100.6.
Machado expressed his desire to become a naturalized citizen while he was very satisfied with his life in Korea during his time at Lotte. However, the migration period (5 years) was not fulfilled, and special naturalization was not possible, so it was not implemented. An official added, “Not only Machado but also his family were very satisfied with their lives in Busan and Korea, so they wanted to come to the KBO League again 안전놀이터
Machado, who failed to renew his contract with Lotte last year, signed a minor contract with the Chicago Cubs, who played in 2019. He signed an official contract on the 18th, but was not included in the 40-man roster. AAA Iowa Cubs mainly play shortstop. He batted .289 in 40 games and hit 12 RBIs without a home run. The OPS is 0.730