Found January 25, 2012 on
One of the Phillies most beloved bench players was sent out of town as the Phillies traded Wilson Valdez to the Cincinnati Reds for left-handed relief pitcher Jeremy Horst.
General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. announced the move Wednesday afternoon.
Every Phillies fan will forever remember the image of Valdez stepping in from the infield to pitch a single scoreless 19th inning in a win over the Reds last May. that moment earned him "fan favorite" status and made some fans forget his shortfalls (little power, slow runner).
Well that inning might have impressed the Reds enough to want and acquire Valdez -- well that, or they were simply looking for a veteran who can play second, third or shortstop.
The 33-year-old utilityman, who the Phillies inked to a $930,000 1-year contract just last week, batted .254 with five homers, 30 doubles, seven triples, 10 steals, 65 RBIs and 76 runs in 210 games over two seasons with the Phils.
With Valdez gone, Michael Martinez and Ty Wiggint...
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Wilson Valdez has done a serviceable job for the Phillies over the past two seasons as a utility infielder. He logged time at 2nd, 3rd, and SS, playing adequate defense. He even won a game in relief last season. His bat wasn't much (.254/.652 in 210 games), but most UTL players aren't. He was set to earn $930K in 2012. Trading him to the Reds seems like nothing more than...
Remember when Wilson Valdez pitched a scoreless 19th inning against the Cincinnati Reds in late May last season? Remember how he earned the win? Did you ever think he would be a Red the next season?
Yeah, me neither.
Today it was announced that the Phillies had traded Wilson Valdez to the Reds. In exchange, the Phils will receive LHP Jeremy Horst. No, not horse. Horst. He is a 26...
It is with much sadness that the Phillies announced the end of the WIlson Valdez era today as he was traded to the CInncinati Reds for LHP Jeremy Horst. Horst, a 26 year old reliever pitched predominately for Louisville, the AAA Affiliate of the Reds last season, going 1-4 with a 2.81 ERA in 36 games, while holding the opponents to a .219 batting average. Horst was originally drafted...
In an odd move this week, the Phillies traded my favorite utility man, Wilson Valdez, to the Reds for a minor-league pitcher. 26-year old Jeremy Horst spent most of last season with triple-A Louisville, where he posted a 1-4 record and had a 2.81 ERA in 36 games. He did make 12 relief appearances for the Reds and posted a 2.93 ERA. Horst will get an invite to Spring Training.
The Reds announced that they acquired infielder Wilson Valdez from the Phillies for left-hander Jeremy Horst (Twitter link). Horst will be in Major League Spring Training as a non-roster player, according to the Phillies, who now have two open spots on their 40-man roster.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds acquired infielder Wilson Valdez from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitcher Jeremy Horst on Wednesday, another move to add depth to their bench.
Bypassing what was a picked over free-agent market, Cincinnati executed a trade that brought utility infielder Wilson Valdez from the Phillies for left-handed reliever Jeremy Horst.
The Reds acquired infielder Wilson Valdez from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitcher Jeremy Horst on Wednesday, another move to add depth to their bench. The Reds also announced that they had signed utility player Willie Harris, a free agent from the Mets. Valdez, 33, has played six seasons in the majors with the White Sox, Mariners, Padres, Dodgers, Mets and Phillies.
The Phillies have addressed their need for left-handed depth in the bullpen by acquiring 26-year-old Jeremy Horst from the Cincinnati Reds for utility infielder Wilson Valdez. Antonio Bastardo was the only dependable lefty reliever the Phils had in 2011. Philadelphia has since added veteran Dontrelle Willis as a free agent. Horst, who will be a