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2018 Dodgers Review: Breyvic Valera

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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Breyvic Valera spent his 2018 spring training with the St. Louis Cardinals, the team that originally signed him out of Venezuela in 2010. Valera made his Major League debut with the Cardinals on September 5, 2017.

Valera was traded to the Dodgers on April 1, 2018 for outfielder Johan Mieses. He was first recalled from the Dodgers on April 15th. He would take the OKC to Los Angeles shuttle four times. His fourth stint was the longest, he was recalled on May 29th and optioned on June 19th.

On July 18th, Valera was traded along with Yusniel Diaz, Rylan Bannon, Dean Kremer and Zach Pop to the Baltimore Orioles for Manny Machado.

What went right

Valera continued to show good plate discipline during his time Oklahoma City. He hit .284/.350/.433 with eight doubles, two triples and six home runs.

What went wrong

During his September call-up with the Orioles, Valera made three errors in 40 chances at second base.

2018 particulars

Age: 26 (he will turn 27 on January 8, 2019)

Stats: Valera’s total Major League stat line for 2018 was .234/.301/.266 in 75 plate appearances.

Game of the year

Valera started at second base for the Dodgers on June 7, 2018 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Valera went 2-for-4 with a RBI bunt single to give the Dodgers the lead. The Dodgers would go on to win 8-7.

Roster status

Valera is currently on the Orioles 40-man roster and has 81 days of service time. Valera has one option remaining.