|MLB Career Stats||2||4||6.70||42||1||4||45.2||39||1.82|
|2004||4||23rd in NL|
|June 22, 2010||Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz released RHP Joe Valentine.|
|June 8, 2010||Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz activated RHP Joe Valentine.|
|June 3, 2010||Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz placed RHP Joe Valentine on the reserve list.|
|June 2, 2010||Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz signed free agent RHP Joe Valentine.|
Career highlights: In 2002 was a Southern League All-Star, a TOPPS Class AA All-Star and the Rolaids Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year...with 36 saves that year led all minor league pitchers and tied the SL single-season record...was Southern League Pitcher of the Week for 8/9-8/15, 2002...in 2001 was a mid-season South Atlantic League All-Star and the league's Rolaids Relief Man for April.2002 Rated by Baseball America as a First-Team All-Star and the No. 16 Prospect in the Southern League...was also named to the TOPPS Double-A All-Star squad...spent his first season at Double-A Birmingham...tied the SL record for the most saves in a single-season (36) set by Sox farmhand Edwin Almonte in 2001...led all minor league pitchers in saves...earned the Rolaids Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year Award...converted his last 24 save chances from June 8-September 10, including three postseason outings...was a SL mid, postseason and Double-A All-Star selection...was one of five minor-leaguers with 10 or more saves in July (11)...yielded one home run in 59.1 innings, an average of 0.15 per nine innings...did not allow a hit in 32 of his 55 appearances...earned SL Pitcher of the Week honors for August 9-15...opponents hit .173 (36 for 208) overall, right-handers .149 and lefties .216...compiled scoreless streaks of 7.2, 8.0 and 8.1 innings...made three relief appearances for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League (3.0 ip, 8 h, 3 r, 3 er, 2 bb, 2 so). 2001 Tossed 33.1 consecutive scoreless innings between Single-A Kannapolis and Single-A Winston-Salem, the longest scoreless streak in the minor leagues...posted the second-best average against (.152) and the third-best average hits per nine innings (4.6) among relievers in the minor leagues...finished tied for eighth among Single-A pitchers in appearances (57)...right-handers hit .139 (23 for 165); lefties .176 (16 for 91)...averaged 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings (83 so in 75.1 ip)...opponents hit .109 (14 for 129) overall with runners on base...was named the South Atlantic League Rolaids Relief Man for April after posting seven saves in 11 appearances at Kannapolis...earned midseason All-Star honors...finished 10th in the SAL Rolaids stand-ings despite being promoted to Winston-Salem at the end of the first half. 2000 Tied for fifth in the Appalachian League in saves (7) and games finished (16) at Advanced Rookie Bristolb&the seven saves tied for eighth in the organization...opponents hit .163 (14 for 86)...averaged 10.8 strikeouts (30 so) per nine inningsb&converted five consecutive save opportunities from August 17-27. 1999 Went 0-0 with a 5.57 ERA in stops at Rookie Tucson and Bristol.