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The short lived Jose Valverde return/experiment for the Detroit Tigers appears to be over.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Tigers designated for assignment the 35-year old closer after a stretch of bad outings allowing 11 runs and 6 home runs in 7 1/3 innings. It also appeared more and more likely that Valverde would be shown the door after manager Jim Leyland commented Thursday that Joaquin Benoit would be his closer for the time being.
Jose valverde was designated for assignment. #tigers
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) June 21, 2013
The Tigers brought back Valverde earlier in the season after Bruce Rondon who was slated to be the closer out of Spring Training had his struggles and was sent back to Triple-A to work out his issues. Upon Valverde’s return the closer did very well hitting on 6 of 7 save opportunities while allowing just one run during those 12 innings. However the same mechanical issues returned for Valverde in turn ballooning his ERA to 5.59.
Now the Tigers ...
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The Jose Valverde experience in Detroit is officially over with, as the Tigers have designated their former closer for assignment.
Well, the Jose Valverde Project didn’t last long. Valverde, otherwise known as Papa Grande, is gone for now. Designated for assignment by the Detroit Tigers, Valverde might as well start filing for retirement starting today because it’s highly unlikely he’ll be brought back by any team. Known for his garish celebrations and facial hair, Jose Valverde was a serviceable...
Jose Valverde has been designated for assignment by the Detroit Tigers.
Valverde struggled at the end of the 2012 season and the Tigers opted to replace him in the closers role to start this season. The team would eventually sign him to a minor league deal and return him to the closers role where he pitched well initially.
Things got rough for Valverde recently as he blew two saves...
The Detroit Tigers have designated reliever Jose Valverde for assignment, less than two months after bringing the veteran right-hander back to the major leagues for another chance to be the team's closer.
Valverde went 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA, converting nine saves in 12 chances. The Tigers will likely use Joaquin Benoit in most save situations for the time being.
Detroit has 10...
Jose Valverde’s second go-round with the Detroit Tigers is over, shortly after he was demoted from the closer role following a string of awful outings. The Tigers designated Valverde for assignment on Friday, multiple outlets reported, meaning the Tigers have 10 days to waive, trade or release him.
Al Alburquerque, who struggled with his control to start the regular season, was...
Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde has been designated for assignment. Valverde has struggled mightily of late and has a 5.59 ERA over 19 1/3 innings of work. He saved nine games for the Tigers in 12 opportunities and the opposition has a batting average of .237 against him.In most recent appearance on Wednesday he gave up four runs and five hits in one inning of work. The...
As in it takes an entire lifetime to build the ratios; an entire fantasy season. It takes only an inning to destroy them. My WHIP, my ERA, and the rest of my ratios will never be the same.
I feel like my virginity was taken from me today, and now I’m about to have twins.
In what is becoming a yo-yo type of ride for Avisail Garcia, the young outfielder was sent back to the Toledo Mud Hens by the Detroit Tigers Wednesday to make room for the organization to recall a pitcher to help fill the void left by Annibal Sanchez being on the disabled list.
Garcia, who is only 22, is highly regarded and most likely will find his shot again in the majors during...
DETROIT -- The move that Tigers fans were hoping for happened Friday.
Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski announced the team was designating closer Jose Valverde for assignment.
Dombrowski said they asked Valverde if he'd be willing to go to Triple-A Toledo if he cleared waivers but did not receive a definitive answer from him...
DETROIT -- Jim Leyland felt like he needed to get Jose Valverde some work Wednesday.
In doing so, he might have hastened the end of Papa Grande's second act in a Tigers uniform.
Leyland brought Valverde in to pitch the ninth inning, but this was no save situation. It wasn't even one of those five-run leads that have given Valverde trouble throughout his career in Detroit...
40-32, 1st place, 3 games ahead of Cleveland, losing streak at 1. Phooey on the Red Sox and their silly beards.
The good great news is that Jose Valverde has been DFA. The talk of repairing him down yonder is just to soften the blow. No freaking way he pitches in a Tigers uniform again, ever. Al-Al is back, and that might be good news, not sure. Thus concludes the good news portion...
40-31, 1st place, 4 games ahead of Cleveland, winning streak at 1.
Matt Tuiasosopo was supposed to start in LF yesterday, but was held out because of “intercostal” something or other. Is that a religious injury of some kind? I’m not sure what this means for the upcoming games, but I don’t like it. Meanwhile, Avisail Garcia was “sent down” to Toledo to make room for Jose...
By DAVE HOGGFOXSPORTSDETROIT.COM
The Tigers have a new closer and his name is Joaquin Benoit.
Jim Leyland made the announcement before Thursday's series opener with Boston and one day after Jose Valverde's latest pitching mound meltdown. Valverde allowed four runs in his first 10 pitches against the Orioles, including a long homer by Chris Davis.
"Right now, I'm...