Phillies To Designate Wilson Valdez For Assignment?

Phillies infielder Wilson Valdez, who is out of options, will likely be bumped to make space for the returning Jimmy Rollins, writes Todd Zolecki of  This means that Valdez must clear waivers in order to remain with the club.  Valdez was summoned from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to fill Rollins' spot on the roster.

The highlight of Valdez's stint with the Phillies came on April 28th against the Giants when he scored the game-winning run.  On the season, he has an OPS of .596 in 48 plate appearances which is slightly better than his major league career average.  However, he has a career 9.9 UZR/150 at the shortstop position.

Valdez, who turns 32-years-old on Thursday, has also made major league cameos with the White Sox, Mariners, Padres, Dodgers, and Mets.

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7 Comments on "Phillies To Designate Wilson Valdez For Assignment?"

5 years 4 months ago

they could just put juan castro on the 15 day DL.

5 years 4 months ago

i have a feeling that this is what is going to happen. he has played well and actually has come up with some big hits. its a shame what happened to Castro he was playing well and with all of those ab’s he would have been an asset off the bench and giving days off to Utley, Rollins and possibly Polanco.

5 years 4 months ago

Well if he’s gone, he went out with a bang. Played some great D tonight late in the game and poked a double early. Was nice to have 2 capable backup shortstops this year after brutal Bruntlett last year.

5 years 4 months ago

I doubt he’ll clear waivers. He’s a capable backup infielder. You can never have enough of those in your minor league system.

5 years 4 months ago

Ed Wade in 3… 2…

5 years 4 months ago

Oh no. Just the thought of Wilson Valdez hitting into double plays on another team is going to keep me up all night!

Though I’ll give the man credit because he had himself a very nice weekend against the Brewers. But Jimmy Rollins and a hopefully healthy Juan Castro is fine.

5 years 4 months ago

When this was originally posted on mlbtr last night Todd Zolecki was reporting as possibility. It is still pending Jroll being cleared by team doctor today, that is why it was a ? mark not a period or exclamation mark.