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Astros claim Raul Valdes, Indians claim Tyler Cloyd

Oct 2, 2013, 8:15 PM EST

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The Phillies performed a 40-man roster cleanup on Wednesday afternoon and two of the players that were removed have landed with new organizations.

Raul Valdes, a left-handed reliever who posted a 7.46 ERA in 35 innings this season for Philadelphia, has been claimed by the Astros and Tyler Cloyd, a 26-year-old starting pitcher who had a 6.56 ERA in 60 1/3 innings this year with Philly, has been picked up by the Indians. You can expect more minor moves like this throughout the month of October. These players are not eligible for postseason rosters.

Some other notable transactions from Wednesday: the Astros added first base prospect Jonathan Singleton to their 40-man roster and officially declined Philip Humber‘s $3 million club option for the 2014 season.

  1. faiwaiz - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Reblogged this on faiwaiz's Blog and commented:
    Nice

  2. areyesrn - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    would rather have Singleton than Ryan Howard…good one RAJ

    • phillyupperdecker - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM

      And Domingo Santana the PTBNL in the Pence deal is looking like a solid RF power bat. Only 20 years old but already has 74 minor league HR’s, a slash line of .268/.359/.469

      • thekingdave - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

        That’s funny. Some Phillies fan burst out in laughter a few months back when I brought up Santana’s name as being a legit prospect. But, in RAJ you guys trust, right?

  3. toodrunktotastethischicken - Oct 2, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Good riddance. Valdes had a solid 2012 campaign but was a HUGE reason for the middle relief disaster in May and June. Cloyd had a couple good outings but otherwise got shelled damn near everytime.

  4. eagles512 - Oct 3, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    I guess Houston and Cleveland have never seen these 2 pitch.

  5. pisano - Oct 3, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    One hell of a loss, losing two high era’s, I’m sure the Phillies won’t lose any sleep over these two.

  6. DelawarePhilliesFan - Oct 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Can’t say I am disapointed….

    • greymares - Oct 3, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      I am, would like to see them in the N.L. so we as Philly fans could get a shot at them more often

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Oct 3, 2013 at 10:39 AM

        I don’t think anyone will be gettign a shot at either….real question is will the Phillies take them back when they are offered back

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