Tigers Release Jose Valverde

Posted at 3:15 PM, Aug 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-07 15:17:04-04

DETROIT, Mich — The Detroit Tigers have announced the release of relief pitcher Jose Valverde.

Valverde appeared in 20 games with the Tigers this season posting a 5.59 E.R.A. in 19 and 1/3 innings.

Papa Grande had been pitching for Toledo since his demotion on June 20.

Valverde did save 119 games for the Tigers over the last 4 seasons including a perfect 49-49 in 2011.