Valdez was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday. Valdez, who was dropped from the Padres' 40-man roster earlier in the week to clear room for the contract selection of Rocky Gale, will report to El Paso after passing through waivers untouched. He compiled an unsightly 8.50 ERA and 1.44 WHIP through 18 innings with the big club this season. Valdez should serve as organizational pitching depth moving forward.
Valdez was designated for assignment by the Padres on Monday. Valdez, who owns an unsightly 8.50 ERA and 1.44 WHIP through 18 major-league innings this season, was dropped from the Padres' 40-man roster to clear room for the contract selection of Rocky Gale. This marks the second time Valdez has been designated for assignment this season. He'll spin through waivers to determine his next destination.
Valdez was promoted by the Padres on Friday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Valdez recently spent a little time with the big-league team while Kirby Yates went on family leave in the middle of August, but he hasn't made many appearances in the majors this season. The 27-year-old has pitched just 13 innings between San Diego and the Angels this year, and is unlikely to see many high-leverage situations.
Valdez was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Monday. Valdez will return to the minors to clear room for Kirby Yates, who was reinstated from the family leave list in a corresponding move. He appeared in just one game during his most recent big-league stint, allowing one run while striking out one in two innings of work. Valdez will likely return to the Padres when another reliever is needed, but his 6.92 ERA in 13 innings this season will likely keep him in low-leverage situations.
Valdez was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. The back-and-forth season continues for Valdez, as he heads down to the minors after being recalled one day earlier to provide a fresh arm for the bullpen. The right-hander pitched a scoreless inning in Tuesday's loss, allowing just one hit on 15 pitches, but it won't be enough to earn him a permanent spot. He ships back to El Paso once again, where he owns an unappealing 7.71 ERA over 14 innings this year.