The Communicator

“Papa Grande” Returns as Closer

Gabe Kardia

May 10, 2013

Jose “Papa Grande” Valverde was released from the Tigers at the end of a disastrous 2012 season. In 2011, Valverde closed wonderfully for Detroit, saving 49 games, and ending the season with a 2.24 ERA (Earned Run Average)...

Jose Valverde