Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 6 months ago

Valdespin was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Friday.

Valdespin fared reasonably well immediately upon his promotion to Miami after the All-Star break, posting a .796 OPS with two homers in 12 July games. Things predictably went south in a hurry, however, and Valdespin finished with a .214/.280/.347 batting line in 52 games, resulting in the outright assignment to Triple-A. He's unlikely to take on a significant role with any team next season.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 7 months ago

Valdespin went 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI in Monday's win over the Mets.

Valdespin was the latest Marlins player to get a turn in right field to fill the monstrous shoes of Giancarlo Stanton. He came through with a two-run single in the seventh to put the Marlins on the board during the comeback win. The utility man was making his first start in September after he flamed out during brief audition as Miami's regular second baseman back in mid-August. He should see a couple of starts over the season's final two weeks while looking to pad a mediocre .220/.276/.363 slash line through 91 at-bats.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 8 months ago

Valdespin popped a pinch-hit home run in Friday's loss to the Braves.

The infielder had a short run as Miami's regular second baseman but booted that opportunity with some poor play in the field. He's got a nice mix of power and speed but his lack of defensive polish makes it difficult for Valdespin to find regular at-bats.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 8 months ago

Valdespin appears to have lost his hold on the starting second base job.

He will be on the bench again Wednesday against the Rangers, according to's Joe Frisaro, marking the sixth straight game he's been out of the lineup. Valdespin has posted a weak .273 on-base percentage over 72 at-bats with Marlins and hasn't made a strong case for the club to bring him back in the offseason.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 8 months ago

Valdespin is out of the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Joe Frisaro of reports.

Valdespin will head back to the bench after three straight starts, opening the door for Donovan Solano to step in at the keystone. A right-hander is on the mound for Arizona (Chase Anderson), so it seems the second base situation will be a loose timeshare rather than a strict platoon.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 8 months ago

Valdespin is out of the lineup again Sunday, Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Donovan Solano will once again draw the assignment at second base, pushing Valdepin to the bench for the third time in five games. Valdespin is just 1-for-his-last-16 and it looks the 26-year-old may be deployed primarily off the bench for the time being. He could also be in danger of losing his roster spot.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 8 months ago

Valdespin is out of the lineup Saturday against the Reds, Joe Frisaro of reports.

Saturday's absence is just Valdespin's second in the team's last 14 games, but also his second in four days. Donovan Solano will take over at second base and in the two-hole in the batting order. Valdespin still seems like the slight favorite for playing time at the keystone, but he's just 1-for-16 in his last four games and could lose the job if he continues to struggle.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 8 months ago

Valdespin is not in the lineup Wednesday versus the Pirates, reports.

It looks to be nothing more than a scheduled day off for the second basemen, who's started the Marlins' last 10 games. He'll concede his spot Wednesday to Enrique Hernandez, who will bat seventh in the lineup.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 9 months ago

Marlins manager Mike Redmond indicated Saturday that Jordany Valdespin will see regular playing time at second base for the time being.

Valdespin is starting at second and in the No. 2 spot in the batting order Sunday for the second time in as many games since being promoted. "Our offense has been slow and sluggish, so we are looking for a guy that can hit at the top of the order . and get us going a little bit," Redmond said. Valdespin is only a .220/.271/.378 hitter across 354 career plate appearances, but he has a little bit of pop and can run, so the 26-year-old is worth a shot in deeper leagues while he's hitting in front of Giancarlo Stanton.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 9 months ago

Marlins purchased the contract of INF/OF Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A New Orleans.

The highly-talented 26-year-old is expected to function in a utility role with the Marlins. He was hitting .270/.374/.437 with eight homers, 29 RBI and 15 steals for New Orleans.