• by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Seven Blue Jays elect for free agency

    According to Baseball America, the following Blue Jays have elected for free agency rather than an outright assignment: shortstop Jonathan Diaz, outfielders Cole Gillespie and Darin Mastroianni, first baseman Dan Johnson, right-hander Bobby Korecky and left-handers Brad Mills and Raul Valdes.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays acquire Raul Valdes from Astros

    The Blue Jays acquired pitcher Raul Valdes from the Astros Monday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Valdes was designated for assignment by the Astros two weeks ago and sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City after clearing waivers. He gave up five earned runs on five hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings over eight appearances with the Astros.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Raul Valdes assigned to Triple-A after clearing waivers

    Astros reliever Raul Valdes, who was designated for assignment Sunday, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Raul Valdes designated for assignment

    The Astros designated lefty reliever Raul Valdes for assignment. He posted a 12.27 ERA in eight appearances, recording a save and a hold.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Raul Valdes notches save Saturday

    Astros pitcher Raul Valdes picked up a two-out save in his team's 7-6 win over the A's Saturday. The Astros began the inning up four runs, and Valdes was called upon to shut the door after a three-run home run cut the lead to one. He struck out both batters he faced to record his first save of the season. Valdes owns a 9.00 ERA and 4:3 K:BB ratio in three innings of action.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Raul Valdes coming back up

    Astros reliever Raul Valdes is on his way back to the majors Thursday, according to MLB.com. Valdes will replace Kevin Chapman on the roster. He was sent down following Wednesday's game. Valdes has a 4.94 career ERA in 136 2/3 innings in the majors.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Astros claim Ryan Pressly, designate Raul Valdes for assignment

    The Astros claimed reliever Ryan Pressly from the Twins and designated left-hander Raul Valdes for assignment Thursday, MLB.com reports.Pressly posted a 5.40 ERA over 8 1/3 innings this spring. Valdes allowed only one run over 5 1/3 innings of work this spring.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Raul Valdes designated for assignment Thursday

    The Astros have designated pitcher Raul Valdes for assignment Thursday. Valdes was let go in order to make room for outfielder Alex Presley, who was claimed on waivers. Valdes posted a 7.46 ERA in 35 innings last year with Philadelphia.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Raul Valdes throws scoreless inning vs. Nationals

    Astros pitcher Raul Valdes gave up two hits and one walk in an inning of work without allowing a run in his team's 2-0 win over the Nationals Wednesday. Valdes had arthroscopic knee surgery during the offseason but has managed to turn in a solid spring thus far, giving up one earned run in four innings while striking out four and walking one.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Raul Valdes works short bullpen session

    Astros lefty Raul Valdes threw 25 pitches on Wednesday as he continued to work his way back from arthroscopic knee surgery he underwent last month. He told the Houston Chronicle that he felt good after the bullpen session.