While the Mets brass have lots of confidence in Valdespin, he may not be in the lineup long. He was mainly called up due to an injury to Ruben Tejada.
In any case, Valdespin was pretty happy after the game. Apparently he promised his mother he would get a hit, and could not wait to call her. Even Dominican big leaguers love their mothers.
Jordany is from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.
|Dominican baseball player Jordany Valdespin in the minor leagues in 2011, photo by Paul Hadsall on Flickr|