Tyler Cloyd, Raul Valdes claimed off waivers

Tyler Cloyd, Raul Valdes claimed off waivers
October 2, 2013, 6:45 pm
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Tyler Cloyd, left, and Raul Valdes, right, each spent time with the Phillies over the past two seasons. (USA Today Images)

The Phillies on Wednesday announced that pitchers Tyler Cloyd and Raul Valdes were claimed off waivers.

Cloyd was claimed by the Cleveland Indians, and Valdes was picked up by the Houston Astros.

In 13 games -- 11 starts -- for the Phillies this season, Cloyd went 2-7 with a 6.56 ERA. The right-hander pitched just 14 innings in four September starts. Over that span, he allowed 33 hits and 24 runs.

Cloyd pitched in the Triple A All-Star game and was named the International League's MVP in 2012. Over two seasons with the Phils, Cloyd went 4-9 with a 5.98 ERA in 36 appearances -- 32 starts.

Valdes signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Phillies in November of 2011. After opening the 2012 season with Triple A Lehigh Valley, he was purchased by the Phillies on May 11.

Over two seasons with the Phils, Valdes appeared in 44 games and posted a 4-3 record with a 5.32 ERA. The Cuban reliever has also spent time with the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees in his MLB career.