Report: Valdespin quits winter league team after being pinch-hit for
Mets reserve Jordany Valdespin still seems to need to grow up just a bit.
You'll recall that former Mets INF/OF Jordany Valdespin has previously established himself as something less than a "solid baseball citizen." Now, we have yet another data point that suggests Mr. Valdespin has some maturing yet to do.
Aaron Cornielle of MLB Nation writes that Valdespin recently quit on his Dominican winter league team after he was pinch-hit for in a playoff game. A radio show co-hosted by Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes originally broke the news. Here's the relevant tweet in Spanish:
NOTICIA: Yordanny Valdespín abandonó al Licey y una fuente del equipo le dijo al Depto de Averiguaciones que duda vuelva a jugar— GrandesenlosDeportes (@GrandesESPNRD) January 14, 2014
Prior to going AWOL, Valdespin had put up a regular-season OPS of just .612 for Tigres del Licey.
This past season in MLB, Valdespin was suspended 50 games for his ties to the Biogenesis scandal and subsequently cut loose by the Mets. In December, the Marlins signed him to a minor-league contract.
Walker was a tremendous all-around player, but Coors Field undoubtedly inflated his career...
A beardless Wilson says that he tried to outrun the police on the second day he had his driver's...
The Diamondbacks outfielder was not impaired, he was just going way too fast
MLB can unilaterally implement rule changes, which will also include limits on mound visit...
If the MLBPA wants to repair MLB's salary structure, it should push for more money for young...
Fans aren't happy Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen have been traded away