Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:57:52 -0800
The New York Mets did not tender a contract to 2B Jordany Valdespin Monday, Dec. 2, making him a free agent.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:17:33 -0700
New York Mets 2B Jordany Valdespin has been reinstated from the restricted list after his 50-game suspension is over. He's not on the active roster, though, and the team will decide if they want to keep him around in the offseason.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:31:41 -0700
Major League Baseball announced that New York Mets 2B Jordany Valdespin will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Fantasy Tip: Valdespin was serving as infield depth for the Mets, but he had value in NL-only formats. Justin Turner is expected to take over at third base with David Wright (hamstring) on the disabled list.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:44:22 -0700
Major League Baseball announced the 12 names of those that will accept 50-game suspensions for their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal: Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz, Detroit Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta, Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo, New York Mets INF Jordany Valdespin, San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera, New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli, Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero, New York Mets OF Cesar Puello, Houston Astros RP Sergio Escalona, free-agent RP Fautino De Los Santos (Padres), free-agent RP Jordan Norberto (Athletics) and New York Yankees OF Fernando Martinez.
Fantasy Tip: These players will all miss the rest of the season, but it's unknown if any of them will play in postseason games if their team is eligible. You can safely drop all of these guys in single-year formats.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:57:56 -0700
New York Mets 2B Jordany Valdespin was suspended for three games Friday, Aug. 2, for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Triple-A Las Vegas. Manager Wally Backman and P Armando Rodriguez were also suspended.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:59:49 -0700
The team will not say when they plan on recalling SSs Jordany Valdespin or Ruben Tejada from Triple-A Las Vegas. Valdespin is batting .500 (22-for-44) with two home runs and 21 RBIs in 11 games and Tejada is hitting .337 (33-for-98) with eight RBIs in 24 games. The Mets' priority right now is to maintain a six-man rotation in order to limit the innings of SPs Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:38:23 -0700
New York Mets INF Jordany Valdespin lashed out obscenities at manager Terry Collins after he learned of his demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas over the weekend. Valdespin demanded he be placed on the disabled list and tried to invent an injury.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 08:53:26 -0700
The New York Mets have activated RP Scott Atchison (groin) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned 2B Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:00:51 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) is not ready to perform lateral movements when he fields groundballs in Florida. However, he's been hitting off a tee. It doesn't appear as if he's close to returning. SS Omar Quintanilla is hitting .250 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 64 at-bats in Tejada's absence.
Fantasy Tip: Quintanilla's NL-only value is bolstered by this news. As long as Tejada is out, he'll be the man at shortstop, and Jordany Valdespin can occasionally spell him.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:03:20 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he thinks OF Lucas Duda starting at first base and 2B Daniel Murphy at second base is the team's best lineup, with OFs Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Juan Lagares and Marlon Byrd in the outfield. "You're allowed to change," Collins said. "There's nothing that's etched in stone. You're allowed to make changes and you're allowed to make decisions that you think are in the best interest of the ballclub. And last week we made decisions that we thought were in the best interest of the ballclub. They didn't work. So, as I ask our players to adjust, I've got to do the same thing." Moving Duda to first doesn't mean that 1B Ike Davis will be in the minors longer than expected, however. Davis is hitting .174 (4-for-23) with four walks and seven strikeouts with Triple-A Las Vegas in six games.
Fantasy Tip: As Duda mentions, he's familiar with first base after playing the position extensively in the minors. This doesn't change his value at all, and Collins said they can move Duda back to the outfield when they're comfortable recalling Davis. The biggest loser is Jordany Valdespin, who wasn't hitting well in his stretch of starts at second base.