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Jose Valverde denies wrongdoing

Updated: June 12, 2012, 6:34 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde denied throwing a spitball in the ninth inning of Sunday night's 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

An internet video showed Valverde putting his glove, with the ball in it, to his mouth before delivering a 1-2 pitch to Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco. Mesoraco swung and missed at the 94-mile per hour fastball.

"It's nothing. I never did anything wrong," Valverde said on Tuesday before the Tigers opened a series at Wrigley Field. "I ...

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