Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:26:08 -0800
The New York Mets brought in RPs Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde as potential insurance options in case RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is not ready for the start of the season.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:23:02 -0800
The New York Mets signed free-agent RP Jose Valverde (Tigers) to a minor league contract.
Fantasy Tip: Valverde is a long shot to close many games for the Mets. He's basically an insurance policy in case Bobby Parnell isn't healthy from offseason neck surgery. Vic Black probably would assume the closer role if Parnell isn't ready for the start of the regular season, though.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:54:44 -0800
Updating an earlier report, free-agent RP Jose Valverde (Tigers) did not sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has been in contact with them, though.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:28:52 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent RP Jose Valverde (Tigers) to a minor league contract.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:55:51 -0800
Free-agent CL Jose Valverde (Tigers), who turns 36 in March, intends to continue his big league career and has drawn interest from two unnamed big league teams. The Detroit Tigers released their former closer in August after his Triple-A reboot didn't go as well as he hoped.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:21:56 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have released RP Jose Valverde.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:44:57 -0700
Detroit Tigers minor league RP Jose Valverde (personal), currently with Triple-A Toledo, was placed on the inactive list so that he can attend to a family matter. There is no timetable for his return.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:00:38 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Jose Valverde has accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Toledo.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:51:59 -0700
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated that RP Jose Valverde could still be useful as a closer if the team gets him fixed. Dombrowski said Valverde is "a guy who can still close games for us."
Fantasy Tip: Who knows how long it might take to get Valverde "fixed," and there's no guarantee that will even happen. Plus, Bruce Rondon is the likely future in the ninth inning. It's probably safe to cut bait on Valverde unless you're in a really deep AL league.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:37:36 -0700
The Detroit Tigers designated RP Jose Valverde for assignment Friday, June 21.
Fantasy Tip: Well, so much for a committee approach to the ninth inning in Detroit. Papa Grande can now be dropped in all formats, as Jim Leyland has passed the torch to Joaquin Benoit for the time being. Bruce Rondon remains a long-term candidate for the job, and he could be brought up very soon.