Robert Machado Robert Alexis Machado (born June 3, 1973 in Puerto Cabello, Carabobo State, Venezuela) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Texas Rangers (since 2005). Previously, Machado played for the Chicago White Sox (1996-98), Montreal Expos (1999), Seattle Mariners (2000), Chicago Cubs (2001-02), Milwaukee Brewers (2002) and Baltimore Orioles (2003-04). He bats and throws right-handed.
Machado is a solid defensive catcher with a strong arm, but his little offensive value have limited his effectiveness as an everyday player. His most productive season came in 2001 with the Cubs, when he posted a .997 of fielding percentage and threw out 13 of 39 baserunners who attempted to steal off him. He also had eight multi-hit games, including three over a six-game span, when he went 9-for-23 with three doubles and a home run.
In a nine-year career, Machado is a .230 hitter with 11 home runs and 61 RBI in 230 games.