Rafael Valdez

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Rafael Valdez
Pitcher
Born: (1967-12-17) December 17, 1967 (age 46)
Nizao, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1990 for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
April 27, 1990 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Win–loss record 0-1
Strikeouts 3
Earned run average 11.12
Teams
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Valdez and the second or maternal family name is Díaz.

Rafael Emilio Valdez Díaz (born December 17, 1967 in Nizao, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the San Diego Padres in 1990.

Valdez began his professional career as a shortstop, playing two seasons at that position with the Charleston Rainbows in 1986–87. He converted to pitching in 1988. In 1989, Valdez pitched a perfect game for the Riverside Red Wave.[1]

After his major league career, Valdez continued to pitch in minor league baseball until 2003, when he played for the Allentown Ambassadors of the Northeast League.

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