The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


Jose Valverde suspended 80 games for PED use

The fall from grace of the artist formerly known as Papa Grande continues. Ex-Tigers closer Jose Valverde was given an 80-game suspension by the MLB on Friday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN who first broke the news on Twitter. The drug in question was said to be a metabolite of Stanzolol. The 37-year-old Valverde is currently a free...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: What can Jose Valverde bring?

The San Diego Padres retooled some more over the weekend, signing Jose Valverde to a Minor League deal. Jose Valverde has a mountain to climb, but he makes for a sentimental story in 2015. Cue the shrieks of horror. Valverde has epitomized how much the mighty have fallen. The former three time All Star and three time saves champion has seen his ERA get as big as a hot air balloon...
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Fired Mets hitting coach takes shot at broadcasters

After an embarrassing 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, the New York Mets fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens and released veteran reliever Jose Valverde. Hudgens didn’t take his ouster easy, though – he lobbed some grenades at the team’s ownership and broadcasting crew on his way out the door. Newsday has the explosive quotes. “The naysayers, the guys who disapprove...
Via Awful Announcing
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets release Jose Valverde, fire hitting coach following loss to Pirates

getty images The New York Mets took losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Memorial Day hard. In fact the Mets fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens and released reliever Jose Valverde. Hudgens had been with the Mets since the 2011 season but entering action on Monday the Mets were in the bottom third of teams in just about every offensive stat. Lamar Johnson will take over for the time...
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Mets fire Dave Hudgens, release Jose Valverde

After a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday afternoon, the Mets have announced they have fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens and released pitcher Jose Valverde. The Mets offense ranks 12th in the National League in Batting Average (.237), ninth in OBP (.310), 14th in SLG (.352) and 13th in wOBA (.295). Jose Valverde has a 1-1 record in 21 games this season, pitching to the tune...
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Valverde Out As Closer, Collins To Address Situation Today

It was another rough outing for Jose Valverde, who gave up a three-run homer in the ninth to Justin Upton in Saturday’s 7-5 loss. He has now allowed four home runs in his last three appearances, including back to back homers against the Arizona Diamondbacks. After the game, the Mets manager basically admitted that he’s going to need a new closer, because he can’t send Valverde...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: opening day analysis and news

The New York Mets opened their season at home with a 9-7 extra inning loss to the Washington Nationals. It was a game of ups and downs all the way through. Despite not having Daniel Muprhy or Chris Young (Murphy is on paternity leave while Young was scratched with quad tightness), the backups contributed and the Mets put on a nice offensive performance. Dillon Gee pitched well in...
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

The Mets announced that they have signed free-agent reliever Jose Valverde to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Jon Heyman reports that he can earn $1 million if he makes the team. Valverde, who turns 36 next month, has recorded 286 saves during his 11-year career. After a successful run with the Detroit Tigers from 2010 to 2012 in which he saved 110 games...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Valverde, Mets agree to minor league contract

Right-hander Jose Valverde and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract. The three-time All-Star has struggled with control in recent years and was 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA for Detroit last year, converting nine saves in 12 chances. He was designated for assignment on June 21, then went to Toledo and had seven saves with a 4.09 ERA in 11 games before he was released on...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks sign Jose Valverde to minor-league deal

Jose Valverde has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. The deal reunited Valverde with Arizona, with whom he spent the first five years of his career.'Papa Grande', as Valverde has come to be known, had a rough go of it in 2013, saving nine games for the Detroit Tigers (in 12 opportunities), but only totaled 19 1/3...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Women in sports this week: Is this 2015 or 1965?

Three reasons each AL team can win the pennant

Garrett addresses Hardy's comments about Gisele

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 5

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Pirates fan dresses as Steve Bartman, fails to curse Cubs

LeBron takes in-game selfie with fans in Cincinnati

MLB postseason power rankings

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker