César Valdez has joined the training sessions of the Tigres del Licey with the same disposition as always: to contribute in any way to the success of the 22-time winners of the autumn-winter baseball tournament.
"We are training from today and we hope to be ready from day one for any role that is assigned to me"said Valdez, who has been one of the most dominant pitchers in recent seasons on the tour.
He has just returned to the majors with the Baltimore Orioles, but is now a free agent.
"It was a great experience, I appreciate the opportunity that Baltimore gave me. We didn’t finish the way we wanted to, but it’s the best league in the world"added Valdez, who ended the campaign at the club’s Triple A branch.
In the Major Leagues, he was 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA. In 39 games, he finished 16 with eight saves. He pitched 46 innings, gave up 62 hits, 8 home runs, 32 runs, 30 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 14 walks.
"On the mound, as usual, they can expect the best from Cesar Valdez. Do the work to help the team win and deliver 100 percent"added the 36-year-old right-hander, who had his participation in 2020-21 limited to one inning, but was 4-1 with a 1.11 ERA in seven regular-series games in 2019-20.
New York Mets ‘number three prospect, shortstop Ronny Mauricio, outfielders Jeisson Rosario and Narciso Crook, and pitchers José Mesa Jr. and César Cabral have also joined the glorious blue team’s practices at the Yankees’ facilities. of New York in the municipality of Boca Chica.