Former Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde was unconditionally released by the organization on Wednesday afternoon.
The embattled reliever was designated for assignment earlier in the season and was given the option to report to the AAA Toledo Mud Hens. He obliged and had been working his way back to the Tigers. He sported a 4.09 ERA with 11 innings pitched but gave...
The Jose Valverde experience in Detroit is officially over with, as the Tigers have designated their former closer for assignment.
Easily the most enjoyable thing about watching Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde blow a save is perusing Twitter in the immediate aftermath. The seething hatred that fans conjure up in 140 characters or less is often a thing of beauty. In fact, it may be the only enjoyment that can be obtained from such a horrific event.
The embattled closer who somehow made it look fairly easy...
Who would have thought that just over a month ago that the savior of the bullpen would have been the disgraced Jose Valverde. His return to the Tigers pen has allowed for guys to return to traditional and more defined roles which has provided stability to the end of close games.
Pitchers are creatures of habit. They do their best when they know when they will be pitching in games...
The Detroit Tigers recently signed Jose Valverde and sent him to the minor leagues, and they've already called him up to close.
The Tigers are keeping an eye on Jose Valverde's progress in extended spring training in Lakeland.
President and general manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters in Seattle that the current plan is for Valverde to pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday and then again Friday and Saturday for Single-A Lakeland, as long as Valverde continues to feel good.
Although they would...
The Detroit Tigers have had nothing but good things to say
about former closer Jose Valverde this offseason, but the team hasn’t “for a
moment considered signing” the free agent, according to Lynn G. Henning of The
Tigers have been busy endorsing Jose Valverde in every fashion but one: They haven't for a moment considered signing him.
— Lynn G. Henning...
Detroit Tiger fans everywhere collectively breathed a sigh of relief with the news that Jose Valverde has pitched his last ninth inning in a Tiger uniform. Although his antics on the mound, the hat tap, the dancing, spitting and facial hair dying evoked head shakes and eye rolls from most, one fact cannot be denied, he has put up some phenomenal numbers since he has come to Detroit...
Jose Valverde has always been known for his antics. Whether it’s the way he enters the field of play, the amount of times he touches his hat before each pitch (seven but who’s really counting?), or the dances he does following his saves, he is always doing something for attention.
That being said, Valverde outdid himself in Detroit’s game against Minnesota when he attempted...