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OPENING DAY AGE: 54
SIGNED THROUGH: 2012
FORMER POSITION: Infielder

BORN: Jan. 12, 1968 - Palenque San Cristobal, DR

RESIDENCE: Palenque San Cristobal, DR

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Valera enters his second season as the D-backs' Major League Coach, assisting in on-field operations and as a liaison to the Latin players, and fifth overall in the organization.

• Enters his second season as a Major League coach...will support the staff and players in all facets, including effectively communicating with Latin players, serving as a working coach with infielders, assisting with all pre-game and batting practice duties and charting and tracking information during the game.
• Served as the D-backs' Dominican Summer League third base and infield coach from 2008-10.
• Was the Minnesota Twins' Dominican Summer League hitting and infield coach in 1996.
• Was the San Francisco Giants' bullpen catcher from 1989-93...served in the same capacity with the Cincinnati Reds from 1994-95.
• Played in the Minor League systems for the Cleveland Indians from 1982-85, New York Mets from 1986-87 and Chicago White Sox in 1988.
• Signed with the Cleveland Indians as an undrafted free agent in 1981...signed by Luis Isaac.

PERSONAL
• Alcadio (Wilson) Valera (Uribe).
• He and his wife, Yeisy, have a son, Mike Adone...Valera has four daughters, Dilia Yomaira, Whitley Sofia, Andreina and Emily Maria, and a son, Williams Manuel.

VALERA'S COACHING HISTORY
1996: Hitting & Infield coach - DSL Twins
2008-10: Third base & Infield coach - DSL D-backs
2011-present: Major League Coach - Arizona Diamondbacks

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