Wilson Valdez Signs with Riversharks
Former Philadelphia Phillies infielder ready to go in Camden
POSTED: 5/25/2013 by Greg Jensen
Fans once again get a chance to see a former Phillies infielder at Campbell's Field. The Riversharks announced on Saturday, May 25th that they had signed Wilson Valdez.
Valdez was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Montreal Expos in 1997 and was signed by the Florida Marlins in 2002. He went on to play for the Seattle Mariners, the San Diego Padres, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets organizations before joining the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009.
In April 2010, Valdez was called-up by the Phillies to replace the injured Jimmy Rollins and Juan Castro in the infield. In addition to playing shortstop, Valdez has played second base and third base.
Valdez provides the Riversharks with another utility player option and can play essentially any infield position which has been a focus for the team to start the season. Considered a defensive specialist and carrying a career fielding percentage of .981, Valdez will anchor the Riversharks defense as well as the locker room with his veteran presence.
“We are excited to add a former Phillies player like Wilson Valdez to our roster,” said Adam Lorber, General Manager and President of the Camden Riversharks. “Fans can look forward to seeing another former Phillies player bring the Riversharks further veteran experience as well as superior defense that can be utilized in the infield.”
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