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  1. Marlins sign infielder Wilson Valdez to minor league contract

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

    Wilson Valdez AP

    According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have signed infielder Wilson Valdez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Valdez was released by the Giants yesterday after he batted just .194 (7-for-36) in 18 games during Cactus League play. However, he’ll now have a chance to beat out…

  2. Marlins to sign Matt Downs to minor league contract

    Jan 19, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Matt Downs Getty

    According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins are close to signing Matt Downs to a minor league contract. He’s expected to get an invitation to spring training. Downs, who turns 29 in March, batted .202/.253/.371 with eight home runs, 16 RBI and a .623 OPS in 191 plate appearances with the Astros last season.…

  3. Astros place Fernando Martinez on 7-day concussion disabled list

    Jun 9, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

    Fernando Martinez Getty

    Fernando Martinez just can’t catch a break. The injury-prone former top prospect has received semi-regular playing time in right field since joining the Astros last weekend, but Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports that he’s now headed to the 7-day disabled list with post-concussion syndrome. It’s not clear when Martinez hurt himself, but he’ll…

  4. Running down the rosters: Houston Astros

    Feb 9, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    The 2012 Astros are pretty sure bets to lose 100 games, with the big question being whether they’ll top last year’s mark of 106 losses. That achievement will be tied to their ability to move the contracts of Wandy Rodriguez, Brett Myers and Carlos Lee. Ideally, they’d be able to sell off at least the…

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