Andrés Eduardo Machado is a 29-year-old Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals.
On November 20, 2010, Machado signed with the Kansas City Royals organization as an international free agent. Machado made his professional debut with the DSL Royals, pitching to a 4.66 ERA in 7 appearances.
In 2012, Machado returned to the DSL Royals, logging a 2-1 record and 2.87 ERA in 15 appearances. He spent the 2013 season with the rookie ball Burlington Royals, posting an 0-8 record and 8.34 ERA in 12 games for the team.
On February 26, 2021, Machado signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals organization. He was assigned to the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings to begin the 2021 season and pitched to a stellar 0.96 ERA in 7 appearances for the team.
On June 12, Machado was selected to the active roster. He made his Nationals debut on June 30, 2021. Machado earned his first career win on August 7, 2021, pitching in relief against the Atlanta Braves.
After working a scoreless eighth inning with the Nationals trailing by two runs, Machado was the pitcher of record when Luis García and Riley Adams drove in a trio of runs to put Washington on top in the ninth inning.
Machado has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.