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.
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