The Giants have placed 33-year old lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15th due to a strained right oblique. Affeldt has pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Giants so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 5.79 ERA and a 1.93 WHIP. He will be replaced in the pen by 31-year old righty reliever Jean Machi. Machi pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Giants so far this year and he is 1-0 with 1 save, a 0.00 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. He got his first taste of the majors for the Giants last year, working in 8 games (0 starts) in which he was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.