Supervisor Dusty Baker introduced the choice Tuesday however didn’t reveal his rotation previous Recreation 2. He beforehand mentioned Lance McCullers Jr. will begin within the sequence opener Thursday.
Valdez, 27, gained a career-high 11 video games this season with 125 strikeouts, and his 3.14 ERA in 22 begins was his finest since his rookie season in 2018. He missed the primary 49 video games this season after breaking his left index finger in his first begin of spring coaching.
Valdez made his postseason debut final yr and was 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 4 video games with three begins.
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