Valentin signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles on Thursday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. Valentin reached the majors for the first time with the Phillies last season, hitting .177/.258/.304. The Orioles don't have a particularly tough roster to crack, but nothing in Valentin's track record suggests he'd carve out anything more than a utility role.
Valentin was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Valentin will stick in Philadelphia's organization after passing through waivers untouched. Prior to being designated for assignment over the weekend, Valentin hit .177/.258/.304 across 46 games with the Phillies and .240/.346/.341 across 37 games with the IronPigs.
Valentin was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Saturday. Valentin was given his first taste of big-league action this season but failed to impress, hitting just .177/.258/.304 in 89 plate appearances. He'll make way on the 40-man roster for fellow utilityman Pedro Florimon, who was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list after recovering from a fractured foot. Valentin's age (24) and ability to play multiple positions could make him appealing to another team, though he hasn't done much to suggest he has much fantasy upside.
Valentin was sent to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday. Valentin will head to the minors to make room for the acquisition of Asdrubal Cabrera from the Mets. Valentin struggled to a .177/.258/.304 slash line in 46 games with the Phillies.
Valentin was reinstated from the paternity list Monday. Neither Valentin's role nor his performance make him much of a fantasy asset. He's made just four starts despite being with the Phillies since late April and has hit just .216 in 41 plate appearances. Mitch Walding was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move.