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Raul Valdes

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Biography Data
Positions: P-235
Proper Name: Raul Valdes
Born: November 27, 1977 (38.004)
Place La Habana, Cuba
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 190 Bats/Throws: Left-Left
High School:
Drafted: 2005 -- Signed as free agent by Chicago Cubs
MLB Debut:April 11,2010 (32.135)
TBC Player ID:101617
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2014-12-04 - Signed with Chunichi (Japan) More
Recent Contract:Signed with Chunichi (Japan) by (2014-12-04)
Organizations:CHN, NYN, SLN, NYA, PHI, TOR, HOU
Pitch Repertoire Curveball (33.96%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (32.36%) -- Fastball (26.84%) -- Changeup (6.75%) -- Cutter (0.08%)
Fastball Velocity: [2014] - 85.53 - [2013] - 86.55 - [2012] - 87.9 - [2011] - 87.02 - [2010] - 86.58

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    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2014MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2014-12-04RPIntMLBSigned with Chunichi (Japan)---
    2014-10-01RPFAMLBGranted free agency---
    2014-05-20Toronto Blue JaysRPMinorsBuffaloAAAAssigned to Buffalo (AAA)---
    2014-05-19Toronto Blue JaysRPMinorsToronto Blue JaysMLBTraded from Astros to Blue Jays for future considerations---
    2014-05-07Houston AstrosRPMinorsOklahoma CityAAAAssigned to Oklahoma City (AAA)---
    2014-05-06Houston AstrosRPMinorsHouston AstrosMLBOutrighted to minors---
    2014-05-04Houston AstrosRPDFAHouston AstrosMLBDesignated for Assignment---
    2014-04-17Houston AstrosRPActive-MLBHouston AstrosMLBContract purchased from minors40man
    2014-04-12Houston AstrosRPMinorsOklahoma CityAAAAssigned to Oklahoma City (AAA)---
    2014-04-02Houston AstrosRPMinorsHouston AstrosMLBOutrighted to minors---
    2014-03-27Houston AstrosRPDFAHouston AstrosMLBDesignated for Assignment---
    2013-10-03Houston AstrosRPActive-MLBHouston AstrosMLBClaimed off waivers from Phillies by Astros40man
    2013-08-20Philadelphia PhilliesRPMinorsLehigh ValleyAAAOptioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)40man
    2013-07-24Philadelphia PhilliesRPActive-MLBPhiladelphia PhilliesMLBRecalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA)40man
    2013-05-17Philadelphia PhilliesRPMinorsLehigh ValleyAAAOptioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)40man
    2012-10-09Philadelphia PhilliesRPActive-MLBPhiladelphia PhilliesMLBActivated from DL40man
    2012-09-10Philadelphia PhilliesRPDL-15Philadelphia PhilliesMLBDL-15 Torn meniscus in right knee40man
    2012-08-06Philadelphia PhilliesRPActive-MLBPhiladelphia PhilliesMLBActivated from DL40man
    2012-08-02Philadelphia PhilliesPDL-15Lehigh ValleyAAAAssigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) for rehab40man
    2012-07-13Philadelphia PhilliesRPDL-15Philadelphia PhilliesMLBDL-15 Strained right hip40man
    2012-06-20Philadelphia PhilliesRP-SPActive-MLBPhiladelphia PhilliesMLBRecalled from Lehigh Valley (AAA)40man
    2012-06-09Philadelphia PhilliesRPMinorsLehigh ValleyAAAOptioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)40man
    2012-05-11Philadelphia PhilliesRPActive-MLBPhiladelphia PhilliesMLBContract purchased from Lehigh Valley (AAA)40man
    2012-04-03Philadelphia PhilliesRPMinorsLehigh ValleyAAAAssigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Phillies
    Granted free agency
    Claimed off waivers by Yankees from Cardinals
    Signed by Cardinals
    Draft Instances
    Signed as undrafted free agent by the Chicago Cubs in 2005.
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2014Houston Astros$ 504,3007112122$ 500,000$ 3,256,497
    2013Philadelphia Phillies$ 505,0005712337$ 490,000$ 3,017,275
    2012Philadelphia Phillies$ 480,000760420$ 480,000$ 2,952,482
    2011New York Yankees$ 414,000789430$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-11-30 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($0.414m) Minor league contract
    2011St. Louis Cardinals$ 414,000789380$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-11-30 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($0.414m) Minor league contract
    2010New York Mets$ 400,000757430$ 400,000$ 2,812,5942010-11-22 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($0.414m) Minor League Contract
    2010-04-11 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($0.4m) Contract purchased from minors

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