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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Valdez was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Valdez surrendered two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out four over 3.1 innings during Game 1 of Tuesday's twin bill. The Rangers have replaced Valdez in the bullpen with a fresh arm in Jonathan Hernandez.
Valdez was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Monday.
Valdez has spent most of the season with Nashville, notching a 5.20 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 61:32 K:BB in 72.2 innings. In 11.2 innings in the majors, the righty owns a 3.86 ERA (5.28 FIP), 1.80 WHIP and 13:6 K:BB. David Carpenter was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Valdez was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Friday.
Valdez was recalled in early July and allowed five runs on 14 hits with a 13:4 K:BB over 9.2 innings. The 27-year-old figures to return to the majors later in the season, at least when rosters expand in September.
Valdez was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.
Valdez has an unimpressive 5.40 ERA in 13 starts for Nashville this season. He appears to be up as a reliever and will take the bullpen spot which previously belonged to Peter Fairbanks, who was optioned in a corresponding move.
Valdez was optioned to Triple-A Nashville after Saturday's doubleheader against the Athletics.
Valdez was called up to serve as the 26th man for the twin bill and fired two scoreless frames to finish the Game 1 victory. The 27-year-old struggled at Nashville prior to his brief stay in the major, recording a 6.19 ERA over 52.1 innings.
Valdez's contract was selected from Triple-A Nashville prior to Saturday's doubleheader against the A's.
He will likely be sent back down after the twin bill. Valdez has a 6.19 ERA in 52.1 innings with Nashville.
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