Valdez is a reliever now, but he has constant control problems. He is definitely touchable. I like this signing for us, we got him for a relatively cheap price and if we can't get a different 1st basemen, Sweeny/Neikro would make an ok 1st base platoon untill Neikro learns to hit righties. At the lesat, he will be a solid pinch-hitter.
Eftda, I'm pretty sure that Durham is under contract for the upcoming year.