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Merkin Valdez

Merkin Valdez 37 P

Sacramento River Cats

  • Status: Inactive
  • Full Name: Merkin R. Valdez
  • Age: 35 (November 5, 1981)
  • Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 235
  • MLB Debut: 08/01/2004
  • School: Escuela Rural Palenque, DR
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Merkin Valdez Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2012 RHP Merkin Valdez elected free agency.
October 14, 2012 RHP Merkin Valdez assigned to Leones del Escogido.
July 2, 2012 Sacramento River Cats activated RHP Merkin Valdez from the 7-day disabled list.
June 20, 2012 sent RHP Merkin Valdez on a rehab assignment to AZL Athletics.
May 11, 2012 Sacramento River Cats placed RHP Merkin Valdez on the 7-day disabled list.
March 30, 2012 RHP Merkin Valdez assigned to Sacramento River Cats.
February 2, 2012 RHP Merkin Valdez assigned to Dominican Republic.
December 22, 2011 Oakland Athletics signed free agent RHP Merkin Valdez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 4, 2011 Merkin Valdez elected free agency.
November 2, 2011 Texas Rangers sent Merkin Valdez outright to Round Rock Express.
September 30, 2011 Merkin Valdez roster status changed by Texas Rangers.
September 1, 2011 Texas Rangers selected the contract of RHP Merkin Valdez from Round Rock Express.
July 25, 2011 Merkin Valdez assigned to Round Rock Express.
July 24, 2011 Texas Rangers signed RHP Merkin Valdez.
July 19, 2011 Albuquerque Isotopes released RHP Merkin Valdez.
April 9, 2011 RHP Merkin Valdez assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Ogden Raptors.
April 7, 2011 Merkin Valdez assigned to Ogden Raptors from Albuquerque Isotopes.
February 26, 2011 RHP Merkin Valdez assigned to Los Angeles Dodgers.
January 27, 2011 Albuquerque Isotopes signed free agent Merkin Valdez.
November 6, 2010 RHP Merkin Valdez elected free agency.
May 1, 2010 Las Vegas 51s activated RHP Merkin Valdez.
April 29, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Merkin Valdez outright to Las Vegas 51s.
April 27, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays designated RHP Merkin Valdez for assignment.
January 20, 2010 San Francisco Giants traded RHP Merkin Valdez to Toronto Blue Jays.
January 14, 2010 San Francisco Giants designated RHP Merkin Valdez for assignment.
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Merkin Valdez Awards and Honors

Merkin Valdez  37 P

Merkin Valdez
  • Full Name: Merkin R. Valdez
  • Born: November 5, 1981
  • Age: 35
  • Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 235
  • School: Escuela Rural Palenque, DR
  • MLB Debut: 08/01/2004
Acquired from Atlanta with LHP Damian Moss in exchange for RHP Russ Ortiz on Dec. 17, 2002. ... San Francisco's 2003 USA Today Organizational Player of Year missed entire 2007 season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on right elbow Sept. 27, 2006...procedure was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum...is still only 26 years old, despite being in professional ball since 2000...originally signed with Atlanta organization as non-drafted free agent at age 18 under name of Manuel Mateo.