• The Astros traded Minor League left-hander Raul Valdes to the Blue Jays on Monday for a player to be named or cash considerations.
Valdes, 36, was designated for assignment on May 4 and outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City two days later. He had no decisions and a 12.27 ERA in eight relief appearances for the Astros, and went 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA in eight relief outings for Oklahoma City.
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