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Giants release Ramon Ramirez and Wilson Valdez

Mar 22, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

Ramon Ramirez

San Francisco released a pair of players who had opt-out clauses in their minor-league contracts, cutting loose reliever Ramon Ramirez and infielder Wilson Valdez.

Valdez is a pretty typical utility infielder–although for a brief, hilarious time some Phillies fans loved him–but Ramirez has actually been a solid reliever with a 3.32 ERA in 438 career innings through age 30. He struggled with the Mets last season, but a lot of teams could do a lot worse in a middle relief gig.

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that the Giants would like to re-sign Ramirez to a minor-league deal that doesn’t contain an opt-out clause if he can’t find a better situation elsewhere.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Mar 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Hey! Wilson Valdez demonstrated he can pitch the 19th inning of ANY game. What team wouldn’t what that kind of flexibility?

    • tuberippin - Mar 22, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      That game was a classic.

  2. rjmarrella - Mar 22, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Wilson Valdez needs love too. I was at the 19th inning game!

  3. turdfurgerson68 - Mar 22, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Welcome back to Boston, Ramon…

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