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Jose Valverde

DETROIT, MI - MAY 28: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first innng of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello Should Be The Tigers Closer

Let’s face it. The Tigers have a problem. They don’t have a closer.

97.1 The Ticket–06/03/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 12: Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on May 12, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Valverde gave up the tying run for his first blown save in the Indians 4-3 win over the Tigers. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Jose Valverde Blows First Save

Tigers closer Jose Valverde could not hang on the lead as he blew his first save of the season Sunday afternoon against the Indians.

97.1 The Ticket–05/13/2013

Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers singles to left field during the second inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Comerica Park on April 27, 2013 in Detroit. (Getty Images/Leon Halip)

Tigers 7, Braves 4

Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth for his second save since returning to the Tigers earlier in the week.

97.1 The Ticket–04/27/2013

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jose Valverde Talks For The First Time

Tuesday afternoon after Manager Jim Leyland addressed the media and then new and former closer Jose Valverde talked for the first time before an ample amount of reporters.

97.1 The Ticket–04/25/2013

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 24: Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland #10 congratulates Jose Valverde #46 after the Tigers defeated the Royals at Comerica Park on April 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royal 7-5. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Valverde Returns To Tigers With 1-2-3 Save

Jose Valverde returned to Detroit with a save and Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs to help the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Wednesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–04/24/2013

Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers. (File Photo Getty Images)

Papa Is Back And The Pistons Search Is Underway

This Tigers reunion with Jose Valverde is borderline laughable.

97.1 The Ticket–04/24/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 21: Manager Jim Leyland #10 and Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 21, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Leyland On Valverde; “It Will Be Nice To Write His Name On The Lineup Card!” (Video)

Word came down around 5:30 Tuesday afternoon that former Detroit closer Jose Valverde was joining the team again.

97.1 The Ticket–04/24/2013

Detroit, MI - SEPTEMBER 23:  Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on September 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jorge Lemus/Getty Images)

5 Reasons To Love Jose Valverde’s Return To The Tigers

F Scott Fitzgerald, author of the book which inspired the new Leonardo DiCaprio movie, once said, “There are no second acts in American lives.”

97.1 The Ticket–04/24/2013

Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after beating the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5-1 at Comerica Park on July 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Announce Valverde’s Return After Rainout

From Class A to closer: Jose Valverde is returning to the Tigers.

97.1 The Ticket–04/24/2013

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 9: Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Tigers won 3-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jose Valverde Solid At Extended Spring Training

Tigers reliever Jose Valverde took one step closer to pitching for Triple-A Toledo on Monday as he completed two innings of work in an extended spring training game

97.1 The Ticket–04/16/2013