After a tumultuous six months, Jose Valverde returned to the mound at Comerica Park in the ninth inning for the Tigers, and set down the Kansas City Royals for a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Despite the successful results, the actual performance did little to address the concerns that have lingered with Valverde for a while now. The breakdown of why inside!
April 25, 2013
LAKELAND, FL -- For the second time in as many days, former Tigers' closer Jose Valverde took the mound for the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Pitching on consecutive days for the first time since signing his minor league contract, Valverde tossed a scoreless, hitless inning of relief Saturday evening. (BONUS FEATURE: PHOTO GALLERY OF VALVERDE IN ACTION)
April 21, 2013
LAKELAND, FL -- Friday evening, former Detroit Tigers' closer Jose Valverde toed the slab for the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Signed to a minor-league contract on April 4th, the right-hander they call Papa Grande tossed a scoreless inning of relief, dialing his fastball up to the mid-90's. What else did Valverde show?
April 20, 2013
Ready to take a look back at the performers of 2010 and what's in store for them in 2011? Head inside to read the 2010 player capsules! Jose Valverde had one of the most dominating stretches in recent memory for Tigers pitchers, that is up until one turning point re-directed his dominating season.
December 30, 2010
As we approach the end of 2009, it is a good time for fans to reflect on their team's best players of the decade. Since the Arizona Diamondbacks have only been around for dozen years, it makes more sense in their case to evaluate the best players in franchise history. Here they are, position-by-position.
December 2, 2009