Phillips Valdez

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Phillips Valdéz

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Valdéz signed as an international free agent with the Cleveland Indians on May 29, 2009. He played for the DSL Indians in 2009 and 2010. On November 10, 2010, he was released by Cleveland.

On December 16, 2010, he signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, but was released on May 1, 2011, and did not appear in a professional game in 2011. Valdéz trained at a Japanese baseball academy in the Dominican that year after being released. On May 30, 2012, he signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals. From 2012 through the 2018 season, he played in the Washington organization. During his time with them, he played for the DSL Nationals, Gulf Coast Nationals, Auburn Doubledays, Hagerstown Suns, Potomac Nationals, Harrisburg Senators, and the Syracuse Chiefs.

Valdéz elected free agency after the 2018 season and on December 21, 2018, he signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. He was assigned to the Nashville Sounds to open the 2019 season. With Nashville in 2019, he went 1–7 with a 4.92 ERA over 78+2⁄3 innings.

On June 8, Valdéz had his contract selected and he was called up to the major leagues for the first time, as the 26th man of a doubleheader versus the Oakland Athletics. He made his debut that afternoon, throwing two scoreless innings in relief. With Texas in 2019, Valdéz went 0–0 with a 3.94 ERA and 18 strikeouts over 16 innings. On November 1, 2019, Valdéz was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners.

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