Valera was claimed off waivers by the Padres on Wednesday. Valera was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays over the weekend, but he'll now receive a fresh start with the Padres. The 28-year-old slashed .234/.308/.383 with one home run in 52 plate appearances between the Blue Jays and Yankees last season, and he should serve as infield depth for San Diego if he secures a roster spot.
Valera was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Saturday. Valera will cede his roster spot to Rafael Dolis, who was signed in a corresponding move. With a career .223/.294/.298 slash line in 54 big-league games (split between five different teams), Valera is unlikely to be a particularly appealing name on the waiver wire.
The Blue Jays claimed Valera off waivers from the Yankees on Friday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. Valera seems to be an insurance policy for Bo Bichette, who was removed from Thursday's game for concussion testing. It's not yet clear whether Bichette has been diagnosed with a concussion. Valera hit .219/.324/.313 in 12 games with the Yankees before being designated for assignment.
Valera was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Tuesday. Valera will make way on the 40-man roster for Luis Severino's return from a lat injury. He didn't do much in 37 plate appearances at the big-league level this season, hitting .219/.324/.313.
Valera was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. The 27-year-old will join the Yankees as a September callup a week after rosters expanded since he remained with the RailRiders for their playoff run. Valera had an impressive year at Triple-A with a .315/.388/.515 slash line and 13 home runs in 83 games, and he should work as a utility option off the bench for New York.