D-backs recall C Konrad Schmidt, designate RHP Cesar Valdez for assignment


Fixed the link so the Schmidt promotion is the feature of the page. Schmidt was the most consistent power bat in the Mobile lineup this year, hitting .315/.373/.490 with 30 doubles and 11 homers in the regular season. Valdez, as we all know, was bad in the big leagues, and, as some may not know, proceeded to be bad again when he was subsequently sent back to Triple-A. Given his age, unlikely chances of ever claiming a starting role, and how uncomfortable he looked in relief for the D-backs, he didn't appear to have a glimmering future for the Snakes.