Wilson Valdez SS MIA 10 Months
Wilson Valdez has signed a contract with the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League.
Valdez was released by the Marlins after opening the 2013 season with a .232/.275/.259 batting line in 122 plate appearances at Triple-A New Orleans. The 35-year-old probably won't make it back to the major leagues.
Wilson Valdez SS MIA Feb 16 '13
With Ryan Theriot unlikely to return to the Giants for the 2013 season, Wilson Valdez is one of the leading candidates to take over his reserve middle infielder role.
Tony Abreu and Kensuke Tanaka have also been mentioned as candidates to fulfill that role. Valdez has been delayed in reporting to spring camp due to visa issues, and the longer he's away from the team could impact his chances at winning the position battle.
Wilson Valdez SS MIA Feb 08 '13
Wilson Valdez could be late reporting to Giants' camp due to visa issues.
Valdez posted a disappointing .206/.236/.227 batting line in 77 games for the Reds in 2012. His late arrival to spring training could impact his ability to make the Giants roster as a reserve infielder.