Valdez traded to Reds for lefty reliever

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The Wilson Valdez era is over after two seasons with the Phillies. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

The Phillies have traded versatile infielder Wilson Valdez to the Reds for lefthanded relief pitcher Jeremy Horst, according to general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr.

Valdez, 33, spent the last 2 years with the Phillies, hitting .249 this past season with one home run and 30 RBI in 99 games. Valdez played second base, shortstop and third base for the Phillies and went 1-0 in one pitching appearance on May 25 against the Reds in that 19-inning game.

Horst, 26, made 12 relief appearances for the Reds last year and went 0-0 with a 2.93 ERA. He spent most of the season with Triple A Louisville, where he was 1-4 with a 2.81 ERA in 36 games. Opposing batters hit .219 against him.

The Phillies now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.



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