Valera cleared waivers and was assigned to the alternate training site Sunday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
He unsurprisingly went unclaimed and will serve as organizational infield depth for Toronto this season.
Valera was designated for assignment Thursday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
The infielder was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Joe Panik. Valera didn't see game action in 2020 but has suited up for five different teams over the prior three seasons, and the 29-year-old could soon be joining a new organization.
Valera was activated from the restricted list and will be active for Sunday's spring opener against the Yankees.
The 29-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays in early July, but he never reported to summer camp and landed on the restricted list for unspecified reasons. Valera is now back with the team for spring training and will compete for an infield utility role with Toronto.
Valera, who has been on the restricted list since July, reported to Blue Jays camp earlier this week, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
For now, Valera is still on the restricted list, so the Blue Jays would need to activate him and add him to the 40-man roster before he's eligible to play again. Nicholson-Smith expects the Blue Jays to announce a transaction within the next few days. Valera will be vying for a utility role with Toronto this spring.
Valera is unable to report to camp for unspecified reasons and was placed on the restricted list Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Padres in early July, but he hasn't appeared in camp with his new team. Valera has now changed organizations seven times -- including a previous stint with the Blue Jays -- and had a .234/.308/.383 slash line in 52 big-league plate appearances in 2019.
The Blue Jays claimed Valera off waivers from the Padres on Thursday.
Though Valera isn't even arbitration-eligible yet, he's now changed organizations seven times since signing with the Cardinals in May 2010 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. He'll be joining Toronto for the second time, as he was previously claimed by the Blue Jays last September before being dropped from the 40-man roster in February and scooped up by San Diego. Valera will report to Toronto's summer camp this week and will look to win a job as a utility infielder on the club's 30-man Opening Day roster.
Valera is on the outside looking in for a spot on the Opening Day roster, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The Padres claimed Valera off waivers in mid-February but limited him to 11 Cactus League at-bats. The sparse spring playing time and unimpressive results -- he collected only one hit -- leave Valera with a distant chance of breaking camp with San Diego in spite of his versatility in the field. The 28-year-old is likely destined to open the season with Triple-A El Paso.
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.
Valera was sent back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after serving as the 26th man for Monday's doubleheader. He went 2-for-6 with a walk and a run scored in two starts at second base.
Valera collected a pair of base knocks in Monday's twin bill, but he'll head right back down to the minors following an 11-8 victory. Joe Mantiply and Brady Lail were also optioned to Triple-A after the game.
Valera was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to serve as the 26th man for Monday's doubleheader against the Orioles. He is starting at second base and hitting ninth in the day game, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
He was optioned down to Triple-A on Sunday, but can be summoned back as the 26th man. Valera went 4-for-23 (.174) with zero home runs and zero steals in eight games during his latest stint in the majors.
Valera was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
He went 4-for-23 (.174) with zero home runs and zero steals in eight games during his latest stint in the majors. Perhaps this means Gleyber Torres (core pain) is ready to return to action in the final game of this weekend's series in Toronto.
Valera went 1-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored Monday against the Orioles.
Valera tripled home a pair of runs in the fifth inning, giving the Yankees a 3-1 lead. The bottom of the order got the job done Monday night for New York, as Valera and Mark Tauchman combined for four hits and five RBI. Valera is 4-for-14 with three RBI and a walk in five games since being promoted to the big leagues Wednesday.
The Yankees recalled Valera from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.
Valera will assume the active roster spot of first baseman Luke Voit (sports hernia), who was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. With Voit now on the shelf and DJ LeMahieu (groin) banged up, Valera will provide the Yankees with some healthy position-player depth in Wednesday's series finale in Arizona, but his stay with the big club could be brief. The Yankees are optimistic that LeMahieu will be ready to return to action for this weekend's series with Boston, which would lessen the club's need to keep Valera around as an insurance option in the infield.
Valera was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
He provided some short-term infield depth, but was sent back down as a corresponding move to the impending activation of Luke Voit (abdomen) on Saturday. Valera will provide organizational depth going forward.
The Yankees recalled Valera from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. Valera will start at second base and bat eighth in the Yankees' game against the Rays.
With everyday second baseman DJ LeMahieu picking up some rest in the Yankees' final game before the All-Star break, Valera will crack the starting nine immediately as he moves up to the big leagues for the first time in 2019. A mid-May waiver pickup from the Giants, Valera supplied a .322/.412/.498 slash line to go with 10 home runs and five steals between two Triple-A affiliates this season. The 27-year-old switch hitter will likely see limited action in a utility role while he's up with the Yankees.
Valera was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Sunday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Valera was designated for assignment last weekend by the Giants but will now make his way to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for the Yankees. The 27-year-old has a .257/.396/.338 slash line at Triple-A but has yet to see the majors this season.
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