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Julio Segundo Machado Rondon

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.

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Julio Machado was a fine young reliever for the Mets and the Brewers, known for his hard fastball and nasty slider. His major league career ended after he was arrested in 1991 in his native Venezuela; he had fatally shot a young woman during an argument after a traffic accident. Machado continued to pitch in Venezuela from 1992 to 1996 while fighting the charge, but was finally convicted and served nearly four years in prison. He attempted to restart his career after being released in 2000, but was never able to get a contract with any major league team.

Machado pitched in 101 major league games, posting a record of 7-5 with 6 saves. His ERA was 3.12.

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