Jose Valverde

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 12: Elliot Johnson #23 of the Kansas City Royals leaps over Ramon Santiago #39 of the Detroit Tigers as he throws to first to complete a double play in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 12, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Cain HR, Hosmer Single Lead Royals Over Tigers 3-2

Lorenzo Cain hit a tying, two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the ninth inning and Eric Hosmer had a winning single in the 10th, helping the Kansas City Royals overcome Justin Verlander’s seven scoreless innings Wednesday in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

97.1 The Ticket–06/12/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 31: Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 31, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won the game 7-5. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Stick With Valverde…For Now

Let’s stick with Valverde for now.

97.1 The Ticket–06/05/2013

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