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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Valdespin is not in the lineup Wednesday versus the Pirates, MLB.com 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.

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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.

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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.

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Jordany Valdespin has left his team in the Dominican Winter League.

Word is that Valdespin left the team in frustration after being pinch-hit for. He's not expected to return. The 26-year-old latched on with the Marlins after being released by the Mets in December, but he continues to show that he could be more trouble than he's worth.

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J.J. Cooper of Baseball America reports that the Marlins are expected to sign Jordany Valdespin to a minor league contract Friday.

The Mets non-tendered Valdespin earlier this month even though he wasn't arbitration-eligible yet after he batted just .188/.250/.316 in 144 plate appearances in 2013. He's versatile and has speed, though, so it's no surprise that it didn't take him long to find a new home.

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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that four teams have checked in on the availability of Jordany Valdespin.

A source told Cotillo that Valdespin "has got his act together and is working hard to make a difference on the field for whoever signs him." The Mets non-tendered Valdespin earlier this month even though he wasn't arbitration-eligible yet after he batted just .188/.250/.316 in 144 plate appearances in 2013. He also served a PED suspension and has had makeup issues, but someone will take a shot on him on a minor league deal.