Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 2 weeks ago

Valdespin has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Valdespin was designated for assignment last Friday, and has now officially cleared through waivers. In two games with the Marlins, the 27-year-old went hitless in four at-bats. He'll now return to Triple-A New Orleans and await another opportunity with the Marlins.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 3 weeks ago

Valdespin was designated for assignment after Friday's game, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

After an 0-for-3 showing Friday in his first start of the year with Miami, Valdespin was bumped from the 40-man roster to create room for Saturday's starter, Adam Conley. The 27-year-old Valdespin has hit .287/.342/.378 with one homer and six steals in 60 games with Triple-A New Orleans this season.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 3 weeks ago

Valdespin was officially recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports.

With Marcell Ozuna headed to the minors and Giancarlo Stanton (hand) sidelined, Valdespin will come up to provide outfield depth. The 27-year-old had been hitting .287 with 16 RBI and 14 extra-base hits in 60 Triple-A games.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 3 weeks ago

Valdespin will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

The Marlins are demoting Marcell Ozuna to Triple-A New Orleans to work things out, creating a need for another outfielder on the big-league roster. With Giancarlo Stanton (hand) sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks, the Marlins will likely use a slew of different players alongside Christian Yelich in the outfield. Valdespin, Ichiro Suzuki and Cole Gillespie all figure to get quite a few at-bats, though none of the bunch has any real upside.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 1 month ago

Valdespin will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

The move comes with the expectation that Martin Prado (shoulder) will be placed on the disable list. Valdespin offers some versatility in the field for the Marlins who are now down an infielder and will provide depth around the diamond as Derek Dietrich covers third base while Prado is out. Through 46 games at Triple-A this season, Valdespin posted a .290/.355/.358 slash line with six stolen bases. He's spent the majority of the 2015 season playing at second base and in the outfield, but has made some starts at third base in previous seasons and could represent an emergency option there.

Jordany Valdespin 2B MIA 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 MLB.com'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 11 months ago

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