Phillies trade Wilson Valdez for Reds' pitcher Horst

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jeremy Horst in action against the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

January 25, 2012 1:18:37 PM PST
Say so long to Wilson Valdez and hello to Jeremy Horst.

The Phillies announced Wednesday infielder Wilson Valdez has been traded to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jeremy Horst.

Horst, 26, made 12 relief appearances for the Reds last year and went 0-0 with a 2.93 ERA. He spent most of the season with triple-A Louisville, where he posted a 1-4 record and had a 2.81 ERA in 36 games, while holding opposing hitters to a .219 batting average. On six occasions for Louisville, Horst pitched at least 3.0 innings and had a 0.83 ERA (2 ER, 21.2 IP) in those games.

Originally selected by the Reds in the 21st round of the 2007 draft, Horst will be a non-roster invitee to major league spring training for the Phillies.

Valdez spent the last two years with the Phillies, hitting .249 this past season with one home run and 30 RBI in 99 games. The 33-year-old played second base, shortstop and third base for the Phillies and went 1-0 in one pitching appearance on May 25 against the Reds.

The Phillies are now at 38 players on their 40-man roster.

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