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Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Returns from COVID-19 injured list
Valdez was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Valdez missed much of September due to the virus. While he's now off the injured list, he isn't on the Red Sox's playoff roster, and his 5.85 ERA in 40 innings means he probably won't be added if Boston manages to come back from a 3-2 deficit and make the World Series. Franchy Cordero was designated for assignment to clear space for his return.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Walks two in rehab outing
Valdez (illness) allowed two walks while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning for Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday.
Valdez began a rehab assignment Wednesday and shouldn't need too many outings to get back up to speed. Boston's bullpen depth has been tested lately, so it's possible Valdez re-enters the mix before the end of the regular season. He's primarily served in a long-relief role for Boston.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Starts up rehab assignment
Valdez (illness) joined Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday to begin a rehab assignment, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Valdez has been on the COVID-19 injured list since Sept. 12 after testing positive for the virus. Before being shut down due to the illness, Valdez had mostly pitched in low-leverage spots out of the Boston bullpen, so the team probably won't be eager to rush him back from the IL before the regular season comes to an end Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Tests positive for COVID-19
Valdez was placed on the virus-related injured list Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
The extent of Valdez's absence will partially depend on whether he's vaccinated, a detail that has not been disclosed. If unvaccinated, the righty will miss no fewer than 10 days. Brad Peacock was recalled to replace Valdez in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Recalled by Red Sox
Valdez was called up by the Red Sox on Monday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Boston needs bullpen help with both Matt Barnes and Martin Perez landing on the COVID-19 injured list. Valdez gives the team an extra arm but will likely be limited to low-leverage opportunities, as he owns a 5.56 ERA in 34 major-league innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Optioned to Triple-A
Valdez was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Thursday.
Valdez was lit up for seven runs while recording just three outs Wednesday against the Rays, raising his ERA from 3.82 to 5.56. He'll make way for Tanner Houck, who was recalled ahead of his scheduled start in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Flips pitch mix
Valdez changed his pitch mix for Friday's three scoreless innings against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
While Valdez didn't get the win Friday, he was arguably the key to the victory in a game that starter Eduardo Rodriguez left early due to a migraine headache. Valdez ended a Yankees threat in the second inning and pitched two more scoreless frames while striking out seven. He's recently become a mostly changeup pitcher with the occasional fastball, but Valdez flipped the script Friday. "Phillips, he goes down there, he starts using his fastball more in Triple A," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Saturday. "A fastball that he kind of lost the last few years because he's been throwing a lot of changeups. His pitches are basically 75% changeups and 25% fastballs. And they kind of flipped it down there. And the velocity's up. You saw the swings and you saw the takes." Valdez threw 65 percent fastballs during Friday's outing.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Recalled by Boston
Valdez was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Friday, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.
Valdez spent the last month and a half in the minors, and he recorded a 3.38 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 10.2 innings across 11 appearances during that time. The right-hander will be available out of the bullpen after Hirokazu Sawamura (triceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Pivotal in win
Valdez allowed one hit and one walk while striking out seven over three relief innings in Friday's 6-2 win over the Yankees.
Valdez was huge out of the bullpen after starter Eduardo Rodriguez departed early in the second inning with a migraine. He entered with none out and runners on second and third base. After a strikeout, he hit a batter to load the bases before striking out Greg Allen and DJ LeMahieu. Valdez was called up Friday after Boston placed Hirokazu Sawamura (triceps) on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Sent down Thursday
Valdez was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Thursday.
Valdez had pitched on three of the last four days, and he picked up a save while allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out three in four innings during that time. He'll now head to the minors after Brandon Brennan was called up to provide a fresh arm out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Notches first save
Valdez saved Sunday's 6-5 triumph over the Yankees, allowing an unearned run on a hit and HBP in the 10th.
Valdez was called upon to protect a two-run lead in the 10th after closer Matt Barnes blew the save in the ninth and promptly hit Clint Frazier to put two runners on. A subsequent double play helped him to escape the inning despite allowing a single unearned run for his first career save. This was only Valdez's second appearance in the past two weeks, and his use was more necessitated by being the sixth Boston pitcher of the game.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Earns second relief win
Valdez (2-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings Thursday, allowing one hit to record the win over the Blue Jays.
Valdez entered the game with two outs in the seventh inning when the Red Sox were down by two. He retired the final batter and pitched a scoreless eighth. Boston then scored three runs in the top of the ninth to give Valdez the win. The 29-year-old has posted 5.1 scoreless innings in his last five appearances. He has a 2.70 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP over 16.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Lands on Opening Day roster
Valdez was informed Tuesday that he secured a spot on the Red Sox's Opening Day roster, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Boston elected to carry Valdez, Garrett Whitlock and Matt Andriese as its right-handed multi-inning options out of the bullpen, while Colten Brewer was optioned to the alternate site. Valdez made 24 relief appearances for the big club in 2020, posting a 3.26 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 30.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Works around traffic
Valdez allowed two hits and two walks while striking out three over 1.2 scoreless innings in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Nationals.
For the seventh time in 13 appearances, Valdez gave the Red Sox more than an inning of relief. He's pitched well in this role, although his 3.13 FIP paints a slightly different picture than his 0.90 ERA. The 28-year-old right-hander came up through the minors as a starter, so he's used to getting up and down multiple times. It seems that a team like Boston, which is thin in the rotation, could use Valdez as an opener or a bulk-inning pitcher over the final month of the season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Early entry Friday
Valdez allowed three hits and struck out three over 2.2 innings in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees.
Valdez was brought in during the fourth inning after starter Ryan Weber was chased. It was his third appearance -- all scoreless -- this season, although none occurred in high-leverage spots. In addition to his early entry Friday, Valdez twice entered for mop-up duty.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Sent to Triple-A
Valdez was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.
Valdez was claimed off waivers from the Mariners in February, but he struggled in three spring-training appearances with five runs allowed over 4.2 frames. The 28-year-old made his major-league debut last season with Texas and had a 3.94 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 18:9 K:BB over 16 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Phillips Valdez: Claimed by Boston
Valdez was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Sunday.
Valdez was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday after previously being claimed by the team in November, and he'll now join his third team since the end of the 2019 season. The 28-year-old appeared in 11 games for Texas last season and had a 3.94 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 18:9 K:BB across 16 innings. Dustin Pedroia (knee) was placed on the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Phillips Valdez: Removed from 40-man roster
Valdez was designated for assignment Friday by the Mariners, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers by Seattle in November but loses his spot on the 40-man roster with the team claiming Taylor Williams from Milwaukee. Valdez received his first taste of the majors with the Rangers in 2019 and had a 3.94 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 16 innings.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Phillips Valdez: Claimed by Seattle
Valdez was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Friday.
Valdez made his big-league debut for the Rangers last season, posting a 3.94 ERA over 16 innings of relief. His 24.0 percent strikeout rate was solid, but it came with a high 12.0 percent walk rate.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Phillips Valdez: Back with big club
Valdez was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.
Valdez has made 11 appearances for the big club this season, posting a 3.94 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 18:9 K:BB across 16 innings. He'll provide the Rangers with bullpen depth for the final week of the season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 165 lbs|
|Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic|
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