Valdez trade, Masset signed

Bypassing the free agent market for backup infielders that can play shortstop, the Reds executed a trade Wednesday that brought utility infielder Wilson Valdez from the Phillies for left-handed reliever Jeremy Horst.

Valdez spent the last two seasons in Philadelphia and batted .249 with a .294 on-base percentage, one home run and 30 RBIs over 99 games in 2011. A lifetime .243 hitter, the 33-year-old Valdez has also spent time with the White Sox, Mariners, Padres, Dodgers and Mets

Out of Valdez’s 342 career big league games, 190 have been played at shortstop where he owns a .980 fielding percentage. Many might remember him doing the Reds in as the winning pitcher of the May 25, 2011 game that lasted 19 innings at Citizen Banks Park. With his team out of pitchers, Valdez moved from second base and pitched a scoreless top of the 19th inning.

Also — Nick Masset signed a two-year contract to avoid arbitration. UPDATE: AP reports that it’s a $5.5 million deal. Masset will get $2.4 million in 2012 and $3.1 million in 2013. There are performances bonuses and an escaltor for the 2013 salary if he reaches certain goals.

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Another very nice move

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I like the Valdez deal. Bye Bye Mr. Janish! I really like the flier on Francis too. Would love to see the Reds be able to bring Oswalt in. He has always pitched awesome in Cincy.

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