Born: September 7, 1964|
Elías Piña Province, Dominican Republic
|September 10, 1986, for the Montreal Expos|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 1995, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Earned run average||5.06|
Sergio Valdez (born September 7, 1964 in Elias Piña, Dominican Republic) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 through 1995 for the Montreal Expos (1986, 1992–93), the Atlanta Braves (1989–90), the Cleveland Indians (1991–92) the Boston Red Sox (1994), and the San Francisco Giants (1995).
On September 10, 1986, Valdez made his major league debut against the New York Mets giving up five earned runs and nine hits in six innings to earn his first major league loss. In 1986, he started five games and lost four of them.
He returned to the majors after leaving in 1989 as a reliever, starting just one in 19 appearances, and earning a 6.06 ERA with a 1-2 record.
He was selected off waivers from the Braves by the Indians on April 30, 1990. The Indians used him mainly as a starter (13 of 24 appearances with the Indians were starts) and overall that year he went 6-6 with a 4.85 ERA.
He had his best year in 1992, when he went 0-2 with a 2.41 ERA. His WHIP was a microscopic 0.991. However, in 1993 he only pitched three innings.
The Giants used Valdez as a starter once again, despite his having been used as a reliever throughout most of his career. He went 4-5 with a 4.75 ERA.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube