Valdez (elbow) was granted his release from the Giants earlier this month, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Valdez landed on the 10-day disabled list in late May with elbow inflammation before the Giants designated him for assignment June 1. After Valdez cleared waivers and declined to report to Triple-A Sacramento, the Giants elected to part ways with the 28-year-old right-hander. Valdez, who gave up seven runs over five innings in relief with the big club this season, could sign a minor-league pact with another organization once he's back to full health.
Valdez was designated for assignment Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Valdez was bumped off the 40-man roster following the return of Mark Melancon from the 60-day disabled list. Valdez had been on the DL since May 22 with elbow inflammation. He's appeared in four games out of the bullpen for the Giants, allowing seven runs across five innings.
Valdez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with elbow inflammation Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Valdez has allowed seven earned runs in five innings for the Giants so far this year. He last pitched Friday, so if the DL stint is backdated the maximum three days, he would be eligible to return May 30, though a precise timeline has not been announced. In a corresponding move, Josh Osich was called up from Triple-A Sacramento.
Valdez was called up from Triple-A Sacramento prior to Thursday's game against Philadelphia, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Valdez will provide a little extra depth to the Giants' bullpen for Thursday's series finale after getting his contract purchased and being added to the 40-man roster. Over 12 appearances with Sacramento, Valdez has logged a 3.71 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with a 26:11 K:BB in 17 innings of relief. The right-hander will be utilized as a low-leverage inning-eater while in the majors.
Valdez was cut from the Giants' spring training and reassigned to minor league camp Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Valdez did a fine job for San Francisco this spring, giving up just two runs over eight games (seven innings). However, coming off a 2017 season that saw him post an 8.50 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 14 games (18 innings), which were split between the Angels and Padres, the club decided against opening the year with Valdez in the bullpen. He didn't fare much better at the Triple-A level last season either, as he combined to own a 5.31 ERA and 1.48 WHIP at Triple-A Salt Lake and Triple-A El Paso.
Valdez signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Valdez spent time with the Angels and Padres last season, though he was ultimately designated for assignment by both teams after struggling mightily at Triple-A and in the majors. The right-hander compiled an unsightly 8.50 ERA and 1.44 WHIP across 18 major-league innings last year, while his 5.31 ERA at Triple-A wasn't much better. Look for him to serve as organizational pitching depth for the Giants in 2018.
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 called up to the big league roster, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
It doesn't figure to be a long stay for Valdez, as he's up while Kirby Yates is out on paternity leave. In limited big-league time with San Diego, Valdez has a 6.30 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 10 innings.
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.
Valdez was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday.
Valdez was recalled as a corresponding move to Austin Hedges (concussion) being placed on the 7-day DL. The well-traveled reliever will shuttle back to the majors to provide a fresh arm in the bullpen.
Valdez was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Monday.
With Kirby Yates returning from the paternity list, Valdez is no longer needed in the big-league bullpen. The 27-year-old didn't make an appearance for the Padres during his brief cup of coffee, although his solid career strikeout numbers could help punch his ticket back to San Diego when bullpen help is needed once more.
Valdez was called up from Triple-A El Paso on Friday.
Valdez was called back up to San Diego as right-hander Kirby Yates landed on the paternity list for the next few days. Over the course of six games with the Padres this season, Valdez has allowed seven earned runs during nine innings of work, but has demonstrated the ability to make batters miss with 13 strikeouts recorded. He will provide depth out of the bullpen while he is with the team, but could be headed back down to El Paso by the start of next week.
Valdez was sent down to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday, MLB.com's A.J. Cassavell reports.
Valdez spent three weeks with the Padres during his most recent stay in the big leagues, accumulating a 10.50 ERA over six innings out of the bullpen. He was optioned down to make room for Dillon Overton, who is taking the bump for Saturday's contest against the Dodgers. Valdez has already been up and down a couple times this year and could return to the team in a similar role later this summer.
Valdez was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Friday.
Valdez hasn't been spectacular in the minors this season, but he'll head up to the majors to reinforce the Padres' bullpen after it was heavily taxed in Thursday's shellacking. To make room for him on the big-league roster, struggling infielder Ryan Schimpf was optioned to Triple-A.
Valdez was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday,
Valdez made one appearance for the Padres before being sent back to El Paso, striking out three and walking one through three scoreless innings. He'll continue to serve as organizational bullpen depth for San Diego moving forward. Carlos Asuaje was recalled from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move.
Valdez was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.
Valdez, who was claimed off waivers from the Angels last week, was recalled from El Paso to take the roster spot of Jered Weaver (hip), who was placed on the disabled list. He appeared three times for El Paso before getting promoted, allowing two runs while striking out three batters across 3.1 innings. His stint with the big club might not last too long; with the Padres in need of another starter by next Thursday, he could be the roster casualty.
Valdez was claimed off waivers by the Padres on Wednesday and optioned to Triple-A El Paso.
Valdez was DFA'd by the Angels earlier this week to clear room for Damien Magnifico and now appears bound for a new destination. The right-hander posted a 4.24 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP over 25 appearances with the Angels last year, but has spent most of the past two seasons with Triple-A Salt Lake. He'll serve as organizational depth for San Diego, but could certainly be in line for a call-up down the road.
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