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Wilson Valdez | Shortstop

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (40) / 5/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Wilson Valdez has signed a contract with the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League.
Valdez was released by the Marlins after opening the 2013 season with a .232/.275/.259 batting line in 122 plate appearances at Triple-A New Orleans. The 35-year-old probably won't make it back to the major leagues. Sat, May 25, 2013 04:15:00 PM

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Wilson Valdez has not made the Marlins' roster.

Valdez signed a minor league contract with the Fish on March 23 and didn't have much time to win a job. He will function as organizational infield depth this season.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Marlins signed INF Wilson Valdez to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invite to spring training. Valdez was just released by the Giants and should compete for a utility job with the Marlins, who cut ties with Chone Figgins earlier this week.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 10:38:00 AM

Giants released INF Wilson Valdez.

He entered camp with a shot at a utility job but failed to impress with a .194/.310/.222 batting line. The seven-year veteran figures to catch on with a minor league deal somewhere pretty quickly.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 01:05:00 PM

With Ryan Theriot unlikely to return to the Giants for the 2013 season, Wilson Valdez is one of the leading candidates to take over his reserve middle infielder role.

Tony Abreu and Kensuke Tanaka have also been mentioned as candidates to fulfill that role. Valdez has been delayed in reporting to spring camp due to visa issues, and the longer he's away from the team could impact his chances at winning the position battle.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Wilson Valdez could be late reporting to Giants' camp due to visa issues.

Valdez posted a disappointing .206/.236/.227 batting line in 77 games for the Reds in 2012. His late arrival to spring training could impact his ability to make the Giants roster as a reserve infielder.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 08:22:00 PM

Giants signed SS Wilson Valdez to a minor league contract.

Valdez elected free agency last month and batted only .206/.236/.227 in 77 games for the Reds this past season. He'll compete for a utility job with the Giants in spring training.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 09:55:00 AM

Wilson Valdez has elected free agency.

Valdez batted only .206/.236/.227 over 77 games for the Reds this season. He'll try to find a utility job with another organization.
Thu, Nov 8, 2012 07:07:00 PM

Wilson Valdez was hitless in three at-bats in his return to action Saturday.

Valdez hadn't played since leaving Wednesday's game with a stiff neck. The issue should be behind him.
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 03:24:00 AM

Wilson Valdez left Wednesday's game with a stiff neck.

The Reds have infield depth issues all of a sudden, as Valdez was filling in at second base for Brandon Phillips (calf). Miguel Cairo took Valdez's spot.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 08:48:00 PM

Wilson Valdez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Brewers.

Valdez's 10th RBI of the season was his first since June 24. With only three starts in the month of July, Valdez is off the fantasy radar in even exceptionally deep NL-only leagues.
Sun, Jul 22, 2012 04:54:00 PM

Wilson Valdez is starting in center field for the Reds Friday.

Valdez has played just six games in the outfield in his seven seasons, and he's never started a game in center. The Reds are desperate, though, with both Drew Stubbs (oblique) and Chris Heisey (groin) sidelined. We're expecting at least one of them to be placed on the DL soon.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 02:58:00 PM

Reds acquired INF Wilson Valdez from the Phillies for LHP Jeremy Horst.

Valdez will provide insurance at shortstop for Zack Cozart, who underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last August. The 33-year-old can also provide a backup presence at third base and second. He hit .249/.294/.341 with one home run and 30 RBI in 99 games last season for the Phillies.
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 04:05:00 PM

The Phillies and INF Wilson Valdez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, contract.

The deal carries a $930,000 base salary. Valdez posted a weak .249/.294/.341 batting line with one home run and 30 RBI in 99 games last season for the Phillies, but he's a versatile and capable defensive infielder.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 12:33:00 PM

Wilson Valdez returned to action in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader, finishing 1-for-3 in a 4-3 loss to the Nationals.

A hamstring injury had kept Valdez out of action for 10 days. He's batting .250 with one homer in part-time work.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 03:55:00 AM

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