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Minor moves: Jeudy Valdez, Dane De La Rosa

The two players have been DFA-ed by the Padres and Rays, respectively, to make room for new additions.


The San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays made two minor roster moves yesterday to make room for the newest members of their organization.

Here's the dirt on those moves:

  • The Padres designated infielder Jeudy Valdez for assignment to make room for right-hander Fautino De Los Santos, whom the Friars claimed off of waivers from the Brewers earlier in the day. Valdez, 23, has yet to make it past Double-A and was likely on the 40-man roster as protection from the Rule 5 Draft. The middle infielder showed some serious pop in 2011 in High-A ball, but batted just .225/.273/.364 with 12 home runs last year in his first season at Double-A.
  • The Rays designated right-hander Dane De La Rosa for assignment to make room for designated hitter Luke Scott, whom the club officially re-signed on a one-year, $2.75 million deal yesterday. De La Rosa, 30, has had to very brief stints with the Rays over the last two seasons, amounting to 12⅓ innings of not-so-great pitching overall. The right-hander has put up solid numbers at Triple-A for the Rays -- a 3.00 ERA in 138 innings -- so if he isn't nabbed on waivers by another club he could find his way back to Tropicana at some point this season. De La Rosa is the third player Tampa Bay has DFA-ed this week, joining infielders Reid Brignac and Elliot Johnson.
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