Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 4/23/13
via marlinsnation.com He was not even on the Tigers 25-man roster as of early Tuesday evening.  And within minutes after the Tuesday’s Royals-Tigers game was postponed due to rain, Jose Valverde was signed to a one-year Major League contract and named the Tigers closer.  He will be available in a save situation Wednesday.  And he has Jim Leyland feeling fuzzy. “He’s a very popular guy, he’s a very warm guy, he’s a very great teammate, one of the best I’ve ever been around.  I just hope that this works out. This would be great for the Tigers, it would be great for Jose Valverde. But I’m not going to put the cart before the horse. Let’s just wait and see what happens and see how many days he can go in a row. He never turned down the ball as long as I had him here. He was a true soldier. He was. I think the world of him and I’ll just be glad to see him.” Valverde has been with the Tigers’ Single-A affiliate in Lakeland, Florida fine-tuning himself.  He threw three shutout innings givin
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