Rafael Valdez

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Rafael Valdez
Born: (1967-12-17) December 17, 1967 (age 51)
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
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–1
Earned run average11.12

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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